A court in northern Israel ruled Tuesday that Israel and its military
were not negligent in the 2003 death of a U.S. activist who was crushed
by an army bulldozer.
The judge called the death a "regrettable accident," and said Rachel
Corrie "did not distance herself from the area, as any thinking person
would have done." She was wearing a bright-orange jacket and standing
between the armored vehicle and a Palestinian home to prevent its being
torn down in the Palestinian Gaza Strip. Fellow activists who were with
Corrie have no doubt that the bulldozer driver saw her and went so far
as to roll over her twice.