The arrogance of Rachel “PANCAKE” Corrie (and her radical leftist International Solidarity Movement friends) is what got her killed.
Too many misinformed people here on attack Israel without knowing the facts. Rachel Corrie was part of ISM, which assists Palestinian terrorist groups! The Israeli driver could not see her as she was behind a ditch. When she was run over by the tractor, she was trying to protect a tunnel entrance that was being used to smuggle weapons. Many false claims were made leading up to her death, and in this video they get de-bunked.
Doctored pics, false allegations and phony witnesses…..all part of the Paliwood propaganda production that they’ve used to falsely demonize Israel in the past (And revealed by 60 minutes in this video: paliwood-fakes-a-lot-of-the-carnage-you-see-in-videos
An open letter to Rachel Corrie’s parents from an Israeli parent Some may see the irony in your using the courts and the free press of Israel in
your attempt to pursue and denounce the nation your daughter loathed. I see the tragedy in your allying with the International Solidarity Movement — the very people and organization who led and, in a sense, really pushed Rachel to her death.
According to news accounts, Israel will permit four of Corrie’s colleagues from the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) to enter Israel to give testimony on what occurred that day. Actually, I believe it’s a good decision to permit the four into Israel’s jurisdiction where the ISM members could and should be arrested for reckless endangerment, fraud, manslaughter, aiding terrorists, and a host of other charges. The public may also discover who paid for your lawsuit and the expenses of bringing you and ISM witnesses to Israel.
I am troubled by the pictures. Who took them? Someone from ISM, according to the organization’s literature. Why wasn’t that person aiding your daughter? (God, I hope they were not posing her for a better shot!) What would motivate a person to not drop everything to help a wounded colleague? Is the ISM hatred of Israel so strong that his first priority was to document the scene? Was Corrie just an expendable foot soldier of an evil organization that used her for the photo-op?
The second photo is that of a very angry woman surrounded by a mob of children as she burns an American flag at a pro-Saddam Hussein rally. The rage is palpable. What did she hate more, Israel or the United States? I suspect the former, because she justified the use of terrorism against Israeli civilians. She imbibed the ISM philosophy, as stated by one of its leaders during an interview with Al-Jazeera: “We recognize that violence is necessary and it is permissible for oppressed and occupied people to use armed resistance and we recognize their right to do so.”
And the third picture is of your earlier visit to the region to see where your daughter lived and died. You were met and honored by Yasser Arafat. Your daughter was his pawn, another young idealist brainwashed into hating Israel. Arafat regaled in his “shahids,” the suicide bombers who blew up Israeli civilians.
Now, the family of Corrie is suing the state in the Haifa District Court. Asked whether the family was getting support from the U.S. government, Simpson said it was a U.S. government official from the Obama Administration who first encouraged them to sue the Israeli government.
This is the press release from the International Solidarity Movement:
“Rachel had been staying in Palestinian homes threatened with illegal demolition, and today Rachel was standing with other non-violent international activists in front of a home scheduled for illegal demolition. According to witnesses, Rachel was run over twice by the Israeli military bulldozer in its process of demolishing the Palestinian home. Witnesses say that Rachel was clearly visible to the bulldozer driver, and was doing nothing to provoke an attack.”
This video proves otherwise: