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Cindy Corrie asks us to act today, the 7 year anniversary of Rachel’s Death

Posted by rabbibrian on March 16, 2010

Thanks to a reader who pointed out that I made a mistake with the date of Rachel Corrie’s death, she died in 2003 and today is the 7th anniversary of her death.  Cindy Corrie, who will be speaking on the Jewish Fast For Gaza conference call on Thursday, has made a special appeal to us to take action today in memory of Rachel, may her memory always be a blessing.

Here is her request (with thanks to Jewish Voice for Peace who sent it out).  If you can’t make the call today, do it tomorrow.  Please join us on the Jewish Fast for Gaza call with Cindy and Craig Corrie on Thursday.

From Cindy Corrie:

This month, a civil lawsuit in Israel in the case of our daughter Rachel Corrie will converge with the seven-year anniversary of her killing in Gaza. A human rights observer and activist, Rachel, 23, was crushed to death by an Israel Defense Force (IDF) Caterpillar D9R bulldozer as she tried nonviolently to offer protection for a Palestinian family whose home was threatened with demolition. This lawsuit is one piece of our family’s seven-year effort to pursue accountability for Rachel while, also, challenging the Occupation that claimed her life.

On this day, when Rachel’s presence is powerful for many of us, we’re asking all of our friends to support Rachel’s vision of freedom for Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip by participating in what we are calling the International Day of Conscience. Please join her struggle by calling the White House today – this link has all the information you need:

http://tinyurl.com/Corrie4Gaza

Seven years later, Rachel’s memory is still vibrant. I’m writing to you from Israel where we are plaintiffs in a civil case against the state of Israel for its responsibility in her death. In addition to seeking accountability through the Israeli court system, we’re asking all of our friends to support Rachel’s vision of freedom for Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip by participating in a national call-in day to the White House.

I hope I can count on you to:

  • Call the White House at 202-456-1111
  • Urge Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell to visit Gaza and demand that the United States break the blockade of Gaza by providing immediate humanitarian aid and building materials.
  • Tell us about your call. Tracking your calls makes a difference.

You can also make the call tomorrow. Please forward this email to help spread the word.

Thank you,

Cindy Corrie

P.S. Click here to view the trial updates page on the Rachel Corrie Foundation website.

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