American Human Shield Killed in Gaza
A young American woman was killed today in Gaza, when she jumped in front of an Israeli armored bulldozer as it was destroying a terrorist’s house: Israeli Bulldozer Kills U.S. Woman, 23.
Witnesses said Rachel Corrie, 23, from Olympia, Washington, was trying to stop the bulldozer from tearing down a building in the Rafah refugee camp when she was run over. She was taken to Najar hospital in Rafah, where she died, said Dr. Ali Moussa, a hospital administrator.
Corrie was a member of the International Solidarity Movement. Joseph Smith,21, of Kansas City Missouri, who was with Corrie at the site, said the driver of the bulldozer, an IDF soldier, could clearly see Corrie as she sat in front of the machine.
Contrary to Smith’s report, IDF Capt. Jacob Dallal of the IDF Spoksewoman’s Office said Corrie’s death was an accident. The US State Department had no immediate comment.
A reader sent a link to a photograph showing one of Ms. Corrie’s other activities in Gaza—teaching Palestinian children the correct way to burn an American flag: