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Feb 19, 2007 at 10:04 PM

ImageIn 1967, the Israel army illegally occupied the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. It was supposed to be a temporary measure.

Thirty five years later, the occupation continues. Israel has systematically violated international standards of human rights by using its army to coerce the civilian population into accepting their expropriation and dispossession....

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Israeli court: American protester Rachel Corrie's death an accident

Haifa, Israel (CNN) -- Nine years after an American activist was crushed by an Israeli army bulldozer, an Israeli civil court ruled Tuesday that Rachel Corrie's death was an accident.

Corrie, 23, was killed in 2003 while trying to block the bulldozer from razing Palestinian homes.

Her parents filed suit against Israel's Ministry of Defense in a quest for accountability and sought just $1 in damages. But Judge Oded Gershon ruled Tuesday that the family has no right to damages, backing an earlier Israeli investigation that cleared any soldier of wrongdoing.

"I believe this was a bad day not only for our family, but a bad day for human rights, for humanity, for the rule of law and also for the country of Israel," her mother, Cindy Corrie, said after the verdict.\

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