This young woman, an American Peace Activist called Rachel Corrie, was run down and crushed by an IDF armoured bulldozer in Rafah on March 16th, four years ago. She, though slight of build and only 23 years of age, was trying to stop a Palestinian house demolition. That such brave and principled people exist in this troubled, selfish, warring world is uplifting.
It makes up for the brutal, immoral, criminal behaviour of those whose minds are possessed by a fanatical religious madness, one that blinds them to the barbarity of both their ambitions and their actions.
For forty years the world has allowed Israel to trample all over the Palestinian People, allowed them to kill and imprison at will, allowed them to take Palestinian land, allowed them to starve and brutalize civilians including children, and said little or nothing.
For forty years the State of Israel has rejected all criticism as being anti-Semitic, has unconvincingly tried to play the 'we're victims' role, has ignored countless UN Resolutions and most International Conventions.
Rachel is dead along with thousands of other innocent people and the Palestinians are still under brutal occupation.
Has she died in vain? It seems so.
P.S. A powerful play based on Rachel's diaries was moved from opening in New York because it was felt that Jewish patrons might be upset. Who is running America?