Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Israel is Liberated from the Assault by the Corries
A Just Verdict in the Rachel Corrie Case
Posted By Steven Plaut On August 29, 2012 @ 12:10 am In FrontPage | No Comments
It is now official. Rachel Corrie, the patron saint of the pro-terror
radical Left and its Islamofascist allies, essentially committed
suicide in order to assist Palestinian terrorists. She was not killed
by Israel. Israel had no particular reason to want her dead (as
opposed to deported).
The Haifa District court just tossed out a petition by the clueless
parents of Corrie. They had sought damages and a court proclamation
that Israel was at fault in their daughter's death. Instead, Judge
Oded Gershon made it very clear that Rachel Corrie, the
US-flag-burning groupie of Islamofascism, was responsible for her OWN
death. She intentionally placed herself in harm's way in order to
interfere with Israeli military anti-terror operations in Gaza. She
did so in a place where Palestinian terrorists had fired at Israeli
troops just hours earlier. The Israeli troops were there to destroy
smuggling tunnels beneath residential buildings, tunnels used to
smuggle in explosives, missiles, and other weapons. Things used by
the Gazan terrorists to murder Jewish children and other living
Corrie had been sent to Gaza as part of a
Solidarity-with-Genocidal-Hamas-Murderers delegation organized by the
pro-jihad "International Solidarity Movement" or ISM. The ISM openly
endorses Palestinian mass murder of Jews and has collaborated with
terrorists, including in hiding their weapons and sheltering wanted
murderers. The ISM notoriously hosted two terrorists the day before
they murdered several Israelis at the "Mike's Place" tavern in Tel
Aviv in 2003.
Corrie entered Gaza to serve as a human shield for Hamas mass
murderers. On March 16, 2003 she decided to play chicken with a large
Israeli earth mover. The irony is that the driver would have stopped
and capitulated to Corrie's shenanigans if he had seen her. But he
did not and struck her. She later died while in Palestinian medical
facilities, probably due to medical incompetence by the staff. There
have been rumors that her bulldozer stunt was designed to draw Israeli
soldiers out in the open to be targeted by Palestinian gunfire.
Since then the totalitarian Left and neo-Nazis have beatified Corrie.
She is the darling of the Iranian Holocaust Deniers. A ridiculous
theater play has been making the circuits proclaiming Corrie a victim,
rather than an accomplice of terror. She is celebrated by David Duke
and the neo-Nazis, as well as the neo-Stalinist Left. The most
lasting images of Corrie was of her face contorted with rage and as
she burned an American flag.
When Reuters reported that Palestinians "honored" her after her death
in a "symbolic funeral" by flying U.S. flags, James Taranto from the
Wall Street Journal remarked that if Corrie were still alive, no doubt
she'd have burned the flags. Even the far-Left Mother Jones magazine
considers her a dangerous and deluded little twit. The Israeli army
investigated the death and concluded that Corrie had effectively
committed suicide. The Haifa court agreed.
Later other ISM activists were injured when they put themselves in the
middle of firefights, started when the PLO would fire on Israelis, and
– like Corrie – they were injured. One other died trying to protect
those terrorists from Israelis shooting back. In the case of the death
of ISM member Tom Hurndall, the ISM led a worldwide campaign to
demonize the soldier who shot him. Ironically, it turned out the
soldier who shot Hurndall was an Arab Bedouin patriot living in Israel
and serving in the Israeli military.
Corrie's parents have been serving as a SWAT team of Israel bashing
and as apologists for their daughter's terrorist comrades and for her
behavior. They frequently come to Gaza to show their support for the
same Hamas terrorists their daughter served. Ironically, on one
occasion the terrorists kidnapped the Corrie parents, but then quickly
released them when it became clear that they were far more valuable
assets for terrorism while they run about free. The Corrie lobby has
never had any interest in any of the Rachels, Jewish women named
Rachel, who were victims of the Palestinian terrorists assisted by
Rachel and her ISM friends. And there have been quite a few of those.
The Corries have been leading the jihad against the Caterpiller
company because it sells equipment to Israel.
When the Corrie parents began their legal assault against Israel here
in Haifa where I live, I published the following "greeting" to them.
I reprint here a small excerpt, which is still relevant:
The city of Haifa is still recovering from the trauma of the summer of
2006, when it, along with the rest of northern Israel, was targeted by
thousands of Katyusha rockets, fired from southern Lebanon by
Hizbullah terrorists. Haifa has also been targeted by several suicide
bombers who carried out mass murders against civilians in buses and
restaurants. Now Haifa is about to become the victim of yet another
indignity. It is to be the scene for a legal assault by the parents of
You (the parents) have stated, "She (Rachel) had been working in Rafah
with a nonviolent resistance organization, the International
Solidarity Movement, trying to stop the demolition of Palestinian
homes and wells."
Homes and wells, huh?
Well, she was not. Rachel was trying to prevent the demolition of
tunnels used to smuggle weapons for Palestinian terrorists seeking to
murder Jewish civilians. … Your daughter was in a war zone as a
belligerent, on behalf of a movement of Arab fascists seeking to
destroy Israel and murder as many Jews as possible. ..
You demand that we feel your pain at the loss of your daughter, yet
your daughter conscripted herself as an accomplice for those seeking
to murder my children. You feel no pain for the scores of martyrs in
my own city of Haifa murdered by those same terrorists.
Your write, "Clearly, our daughter has become a positive symbol for people."
I am afraid you are mistaken. Your daughter has become a symbol for
dangerous foolhardiness. She essentially committed suicide as an empty
gesture to assist murderers and terrorists.
You want the world to mourn for your daughter, who died while working
with monsters out to murder our children. On the pages of anti-Semitic
propaganda web magazines you denounce Israel, but you do not have a
single word of sympathy for the families of the thousands of innocent
Israeli victims of the terrorists with whom your daughter chose to
On behalf of the citizens of Haifa, all of whom your daughter's Hamas
friends are trying to murder, I remain,