Tuesday, October 5, 2010

THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF RACHEL CORRIE'S DEATH

Rachel Corrie's  controllers and and family have totally distorted the story of her death for their own means.  Read the truth:




October 4, 2010


THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF RACHEL CORRIE'S TRAGIC DEATH


DAVID BEDEIN, DIRECTOR, ISRAEL RESOURCE NEWS AGENCY

& THE CENTER FOR NEAR EAST POLICY RESEARCH

BEIT AGRON INTERNATIONAL PRESS CENTER

JERUSALEM 94581 ISRAE


This week, Craig and Cindy Corrie from Washington State, in the US,  parents of the late ISM,  International Solidarity Movement member, Rachel Corrie, resume their "wrongful death" suit against the state of Israel


Yet the precise circumstances of Rachel Corrie's tragic and unfortunate death should be recalled at this time.  On March 16, 2003 , Rachel  Corrie was killed  when she was standing in front of a weapons smuggling tunnel and run over by the driver of an IDF vehicle  who could not  not see Rachel  when she crouched  in front the armored bulldozer at dusk .

             

Rachel's  fellow demonstrator, Joe Smith told our news agency on the day after he saw the tragedy :  "When the bulldozer started to dig in the dirt pile, the pile started to move, and she could have rolled sideways quickly or fallen backwards to avoid being hit. But Rachel leaned forward to climb to the top of the dirt pile. The bulldozer's digging drew her downward, and its driver could not see her anymore. So without lifting the scoop, he turned backward and she was already underneath the blade,"

           

Yet Rachel's movement,  the ISM, distributed a picture of the scene, through Reuters  news agency, upon the news of her death which the ISM claimed was taken right before before the incident, which depicted  Rachel  holding a megaphone in broad daylight, in what looked like a bright noon time photograph.


Simultaneously the ISM  also sent out a second photograph, which depicted Corrie's body on the ground immediately  after she was killed. There was a different color bulldozer  and the scenery is totally different, and the time of day was clearly at dusk.. 


In other words, Rachel Corrie was not killed in broad daylight, while she was holding a megaphone, in front of a tractor where she could clearly be discerned.


However, Rachel Corrie's death has instead been transformed into a symbol of Israeli wanton brutality The Corrie family and Rachel's political allies continuing to distribute the photo of Rachel standing with a  megaphone,  in full view of the IDF vehicle, with the claim that this was taken just before Rachel was mauled to death


By distributing such a photo, Rachel Corrie has been depicted  as a  a Shahid, a martyr, for the Palestinian cause. Websites have been dedicated to her cause. Rachel's  name was  used for one of the ships in the recent flotilla to Gaza., and  a one-woman production  circles the globe, memorializing the "murdered" Rachel Corrie. Please examine these  photos, in color,  to gain a  perspective of the actual circumstances of the death of Rachel Corrie.

    

These pictures were sent out by Reuters, in sequence, attributed to the ISM, one hour after Rachel was hit by the bulldozer, giving the  impression that Rachel was mauled after she had been standing with a megaphone in hand, in clear view of the bulldozer driver which ran her down.









2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pass the pancakes.

And syrup.

Batya said...

Don't waffle.