Verdict has been rendered in case of Rachel Corrie: Judge Oded Gershon’s verdict absolved Israel’s military and state of the 2003 murder of American ISM activist Rachel Corrie. Rachel was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer while protesting the demolition of a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.
Despite the American administration stating that the Israeli military investigation had not been “thorough, credible and transparent” and the Israeli government withholding key video and audio evidence, Judge Gershon found no fault in the investigation or in the conclusion that the military and state were not responsible for Rachel’s death. Judge Gershon ruled that Rachel was to blame for her own murder and classifies her non-violent attempt to prevent war crimes as proof that Rachel was not a “thinking person.” Link to the full statement.
On Thursdays since the verdict was given, we have joined to stand in solidarity with Women in Black. Please join the Women in Black Union Square Vigil on Thursday, September 6 at 14th Street and Broadway from 5:30-6:30 pm. All are welcome!
NOTE: Women in Black Union Square is a group of women (and some men) of diverse religious and national backgrounds. We stand at Union Square EVERY THURSDAY, with the following exceptions:
- The following holidays: We do not hold the vigil when it falls on the first day of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, the first night of Passover or major national holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s day.)
- Severe weather, as follows: We will not hold the vigil in blizzard, thunderstorm, or Armageddon.
And if the weather permits, PLEASE JOIN US! We need you! Thank you!