A Palestinian MP said on Tuesday that Rachel Corrie’s blood is a “witness to Israeli crimes”.
Huda Naim made her comment in a statement issued on the anniversary of the death of the US-born pro-Palestine activist, who was killed on March 16, 2003, as she was trying to stop an Israeli bulldozer demolishing Palestinian homes in Rafah.
18 years ago today Rachel Corrie was unfairly taken from the world when she blocked an IDF bulldozer from demolishing a #Palestinian home in #Rafah, and they ran her over. Rest in peace. #FreePalestine. 🇵🇸✊#StopAnnexation #EndApartheid pic.twitter.com/DgPsbWA11q
— Clare Daly (@ClareDalyMEP) March 16, 2021
“The blood of freedom fighter Rachel Corrie will remain Israel’s shame,” said Naim. “The [Israeli] occupation violated human rights and international law by killing Corrie.”
Remembering Rachel Corrie, run over by an Israeli bulldozer while defending Palestinian homes in Gaza, on the 18th anniversary of her death. Sending all my love to her parents Cindy and Craig @rcfoundation and all her family and friends who loved her. Rest in power! pic.twitter.com/9KiJ0kZ2My
— Rebecca Vilkomerson (@RVilkomerson) March 16, 2021
She added that the relative lack of condemnation of the “Israeli criminals” and the absence of any sanctions or punishment gave them a green light to commit more crimes.
18 years ago US citizen Rachel Corrie died after being crushed by a bulldozer driven by the IDF in Gaza. She had been acting as a human shield to stop home demolitions.
An Israeli court ruled that the IDF bore no responsibility for her death. pic.twitter.com/G23qAHjcZj
— Lowkey (@Lowkey0nline) March 17, 2021
“Rachel Corrie demonstrated the highest meaning of humanity by her defense of Palestinian rights,” the MP pointed out. “The Palestinians will always remember her activism, her resistance and her sacrifice at the hands of the Zionist killing machine.”
She called for those responsible for killing 23-year-old Corrie to be prosecuted as “war criminals”.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)