“An Israeli court has ruled that the state of Israel was not at fault for the death of US activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli army bulldozer in 2003.”

Ms Corrie’s family had brought a civil claim for negligence against the Israeli ministry of defence.

The judge said the 23-year-old’s death was a “regrettable accident”. (..)

“He ruled the state of Israel did not have to pay any damages. The Corries had requested a symbolic $1 in damages and legal expenses.”(..)

Ms Corrie’s parents, Cindy and Craig, who had once again made the long trip to Israel from the US to pursue their case, looked dejected after the ruling was read out, says the BBC’s Jon Donnison in Haifa.

“I am hurt,” Cindy Craig told reporters after the verdict was read.

The family’s lawyer has said they will appeal against the ruling to Israel’s supreme court.

For full story and other related articles go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19391814#TWEET208068

As the world reacts to the verdict the famous words of African American civil rights activist Medgar Evers come to mind. “You can kill a man, but you can´t kill an idea.”

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