British citizens are killed by Israel, but the UK does nothing – Ben White

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Pluto author Ben White (Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide, 2009; Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy, 2011) has written a piece for Middle East Monitor (MEMO) in the aftermath of the civil lawsuit brought upon the Israeli state by the family of Rachel Corrie. Corrie, an American peace activist, was killed by the IDF in 2003 after being run over by a bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza. The civil suit culminated at the end of August, in a Haifa judge ruling that the State of Israel bore no responsibility for her death. Despite the judge’s decision, as White observes, the case – including key testimonies – was widely believed to have “shed light on Israel’s grave breaches of human rights and the impunity enjoyed by its military”.

Rachel Corrie is not the only international to have been killed by Israel since the start of the Second Intifada in 2000…

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