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Rachel's Parents Visited the Mavi Marmara
Parents of the American peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed to death in the Gaza Strip by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) bulldozer on March 26, 2003, visited the Mavi Marmara ship. Mother Cindy
Palestine, Turkey 25.01.2011

Cindy Corrie couldn't get on board due to her illness while her husband Craig Corrie visited inside the ship.

Father Craig Corrie said that her daughter and the 9 Mavi Marmara martyrs were sharing the same fate. Corrie said "My daughter crushed to death by an IDF bulldozer just to prevent the destruction of the Palestinian’s houses. My daughter is dead but the cause she stood for is still alive. The Mavi Marmara activists acted for the same cause. However, Israel didn't let them too and killed 9 innocent civilians. While I was walking inside the ship, I went back to the memoirs of my daughter’s death. Especially Furkan's story affected me a lot. He lost his life when he was just 19. Things need to be changed now. The Israeli lawlessness must be stopped." Craig Corrie also said that her daughter became the symbol of the anti-war activism.

Cindy Craig couldn't help her tears and she expressed that the Mavi Marmara ship was on the same path with Rachel. Cindy Corrie said “We will continue where my daughter and the Mavi Marmara martyrs left from. Israel cannot discourage us in any way. The case that we've presented against Israel is still proceeding. We won't stop until we get a result. Israel will be condemned on the court as well as on the conscience of the humanity."    

Rachel’s parents, who came to Turkey from America, also attended the premiere of the play “My Name is Rachel Corrie” based on Rachel Corrie’s life at the Muammer Karaca Theatre.

Who is Rachel Corrie?

Rachel Corrie went to Palestine as a peace activist when she was a university student in 2003. On March 16, 2003, she lost her life by crashing under an IDF bulldozer when she was trying to prevent the destruction of a house belonged to Palestinian family “nonviolently”.

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