Title

Please Remember Rachel Corrie: April 10, 1979 - March 16, 2003

Department

Art

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

3-16-2022

Abstract

Had she not been murdered in Gaza by Israeli Defense Forces on March 13, 2003, today Rachel Corrie would have been 43 years old.

In December 2020 we received Rachel Corrie’s book under the title Let Me Stand Alone ((Norton, 2008). Craig and Cindy Corrie, Rachel’s parents, wrote the following: “To Rachel and Raouf, with deep gratitude and for peace with justice.”

Born on April 10, 1979, in Olympia, Washington, Rachel Corrie, a liberal arts major, a peace activist, and a human rights volunteer/observer was brutally murdered by Israel Defense forces in Gaza on March 16, 2003.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College, Rachel’s brief life will go down in the annals of history as an exemplary testament to that rare human spirit of preached and lived by Jesus Christ, the Jewish Palestinian Prophet who preached sacrifice, altruism, loving one’s neighbor, standing up for injustice, sharing one’s resources, and giving up one’s life in defense of the dispossessed, the weak, and the oppressed.

Publication Title

CounterPunch

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