Some 300 New Yorkers gathered yesterday to protest the death of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old American woman who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer on Sunday in the Gaza Strip. The protest was organized by Jews Against the Occupation.
Protesters carried gravestones in a symbolic funeral procession. They marched in front of Senators Hillary Clinton’s and Chuck Schumer’s office. They demanded the formation of a Congressional Council to go to Israel and Palestine and investigate how and why such unnecessary deaths occur in Gaza.
On Sunday, Israeli forces ran over Rachel Corrie with a bulldozer as she protested the demolition of houses in the Gaza town of Rafah. Corrie was set to graduate from Evergreen State College in Olympia this spring. She became the first international protester killed by Israeli forces since the start of the second intifada.
We now go to Angela Bukowy, who spoke at yesterday’s protest. Angela is a member of Direct Action Palestine and the International Solidarity Movement. She recently spent one month in Rafah. She begins by describing the ongoing intimidation and danger that Palestinians endure.
- Angela Bukowy, member of the International Solidarity Movement and Direct Action Palestine, speaking on March 17, 2003 at a rally organized by Jews Against the Occupation.