RAMALLAH, July 11 (JMCC) - An Israeli court heard its last witness Sunday in a lawsuit charging the Israeli military with the death of US activist Rachel Corrie, reports the
Corrie was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.
Corrie's parents filed a civil suit in 2005, charging the military with responsibility for her death after an internal army investigation cleared the bulldozer driver of all wrong-doing.
The trial opened in 2010 and had 15 hearings and 23 witnesses. The verdict is scheduled to be announced April 23, 2012, said Craig Corrie, the dead woman's father.
I demand to get some kind of accountability, he said. That's what a court can do. That's certainly why we're here.
Corrie belonged to a pro-Palestinian group called the International Solidarity Movement, whose activists enter conflict zones despite Israeli bans and attempt to interfere with the activities of Israel's military.
Corrie's death made her a symbol for pro-Palestinian activists, and a play has been written about her.