Family of Killed US Activist to Sue Israel

The family of an American activist who was killed after an Israeli army bulldozer ran over her in 2003 in the Gaza Strip is intended to sue Israel.

Rachel Corrie was run over by an Israeli bulldozer during a demonstration in Rafah, which borders Egypt.

Hussein Abu Hussein, the family’s lawyer, told AFP on Wednesday that Israel "should take responsibility for the death of Rachel Corrie."

"We believe her killing was done intentionally or at least out of negligence and wrongdoing," he added.

Cindy and Craig Corrie of Olympia, Washington, say they have four key witnesses, three Britons and an American, who saw Rachel crushed underneath a Caterpillar bulldozer in Rafah in 2003.

Israel has allowed the four activists who witnessed the incident to enter Israel and testify in the court due to be held on the 10th of March.

A Palestinian doctor who treated Corrie before her death has not been given permission to leave the Gaza Strip and attend the hearing.

Corrie wrote about her experiences in the Palestinian territories while she was alive. Her diaries have been published as a play.

(Press TV)

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