Monday 17 March 2003

Israeli Bulldozer Kills U.S. Woman

Please excuse the graphic nature of the photos below, I'm trying to make a point here. Stories like this make my blood boil!

Rant of the Week:
A message to those who support the Zionist Israeli Regime; YOU are the terrorists. YOU are the murders. YOU are the war-mongers. YOU negate the validity of your own existence and YOU are responsible for plunging the world into this perilous abyss of death and destruction. That you could run someone over with a bulldozer is beyond sick, beyond criminal, beyond inhuman - it is the mark of the beast as surely as the letters 666 - which are, no doubt, tatooed on your worthless carcass somewhere. Rachel Corrie will be going straight to heaven, you and your evil friends are destined for the flaming pits of hell! Call me an anti-Semite, call me an Israel-hater; call me anything you like - I don't care. Your opinions carry about as much weight as the dot above the "i" in the word "shit". I pity all of you, you inhuman monsters.

An American woman in Gaza to protest Israeli operations was killed Sunday when she was run over by an Israeli bulldozer, witnesses and hospital officials said.

Rachel Corrie, 23, a college student from Olympia, Wash., had been trying to stop the bulldozer from tearing down a building in the Rafah refugee camp, witnesses said. She was taken to Najar hospital in Rafah, where she died, said Dr. Ali Moussa, a hospital administrator.

Greg Schnabel, 28, of Chicago, said the protesters were in the house of Dr. Samir Masri. Israeli almost daily has been tearing down houses of Palestinians it suspects in connection with Islamic militant groups, saying such operations deter attacks on Israel such as suicide bombings.

"Rachel was alone in front of the house as we were trying to get them to stop," Schnabel said. "She waved for the bulldozer to stop and waved. She fell down and the bulldozer kept going. We yelled, 'Stop, stop,' and the bulldozer didn't stop at all. It had completely run over her and then it reversed and ran back over her."

Witnesses said Corrie was wearing a brightly colored jacket when the bulldozer hit her. She had been a student at The Evergreen State College in Olympia and would have graduated this year, Schnabel said.

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