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Sep 30, 2001 at 10:27 PM

cover of CanPalNet Statement September 2001We join people across Canada in extending our sympathies to all those who lost loved ones and suffered injuries in the Sept. 11 bombings, and in unreservedly denouncing the use of terrorist attacks on civilian targets.

While recognizing the despair and fury sown in the Middle East by United States foreign policy over the past half century, we cannot fail to note that the atrocities have set back the struggle for peace and social justice in the region....

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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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