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Irish boat with aids to Gaza is named Rachel Corrie. Who is she?
asked Jun 5, 2010 by triuser (13,156 points)

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Rachel Aliene Corrie was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement. She was crushed to death in the Gaza Strip by an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) bulldozer when she was kneeling in front of a local Palestinian's home, thus acting as a human shield, attempting to prevent IDF forces from demolishing the home. The IDF has claimed that the death was due to the restricted angle of view of the IDF Caterpillar D9 bulldozer driver, while ISM eyewitnesses said there was nothing to obscure the driver's view.  A student at the Evergreen State College, she had taken a year off and traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada.
answered Jun 5, 2010 by trianswer (334,515 points)