Rachel Corrie: In Her Own Words

| March 2003

A sad but courageous statement from the parents of Rachel Corrie, the American ?human shield? killed Monday by an Israeli army bulldozer, followed by a moving ?letter from Palestine? which she sent them on Feb. 7, two weeks after her arrival in the Gaza Strip.

Date sent: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 01:27:48 +0000 (GMT)
From: ism rafah
Subject: Statement from Rachel Corrie?s parents

March 16, 2003

We are now in a period of grieving and still finding out the details behind the death of Rachel in the Gaza Strip.

We have raised all our children to appreciate the beauty of the global community and family and are proud that Rachel was able to live her convictions. Rachel was filled with love and a sense of duty to her fellow man, wherever they lived. And, she gave her life trying to protect those that are unable to protect themselves.

Rachel wrote to us from the Gaza Strip and we would like to release to the media her experience in her own words at this time.