Rachel Aliene Corrie was an American activist and diarist, she was a member of a pro-Palestinian group called the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Corrie was killed while trying to stop an Israeli army bulldozer demolish Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip in 2003. She had gone to Gaza as part of her senior-year college assignment to connect her hometown with Rafah in a sister cities project. While there, she had engaged with other International Solidarity Movement activists in efforts to prevent the Israeli army’s demolition of Palestinian houses. After her death, Corrie’s parents filed a civil lawsuit against the state of Israel. The lawsuit charged Israel with not conducting a full and credible investigation into the case and contending that she had either been intentionally killed or that the soldiers had acted with reckless neglect. They sued for a symbolic one US dollar in damages. An Israeli court rejected their suit in August 2012. On the twelfth anniversary of Corrie’s death, a symbolic gravestone with her name was installed in the Teheran cemetery to honor her.
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