Israel: Army Didn’t Kill Activist

An Israeli court rejected a lawsuit stemming from the 2003 death of activist Rachel Corrie, saying that the Army was not responsible. The pro-Palestinian activist was killed in the Gaza Strip when she was crushed by a bulldozer that was demolishing Palestinian homes—the driver of the vehicle says he didn’t see her. The Israeli judge ruled that the young woman “put herself in a dangerous situation” and called Corrie’s death “the result of an accident she brought upon herself.” Corrie’s parents filed their civil suit against the Israeli military after they were unsatisfied with an earlier investigation that also cleared the military of blame.