Craig (L) and Cindy Corrie, parents of Rachel who was deliberately run over by an Israeli army bulldozer in 2003 while volunteering as an American pro-Palestinian activist in the Gaza Strip, sit next to their daughter Sarah Corrie Simpson (C) as she and her father hold photographs depicting the scene of Rachel’s death during a news conference in Jerusalem July 11, 2011. As their 16-month-long civil suit against the State of Israel winds up, the Israeli military has failed to provide key video footage from the day she died. (Reuters)
Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American peace activist from Olympia, Washington, who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer on 16 March 2003, while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition.
Since her killing, an enormous amount of solidarity activities have been carried out in her name around the world.