Friday, May 27, 2011

Corrie lawyers expose army smear campaign against ISM

Charlotte Silver, The Electronic Intifada, 26 May 2011
Palestinians in Beit Jala carry a banner on the anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death, March 2010.(Anne Paq/ActiveStills)

Israeli army spokesperson Brigadier General Ruth Yaron testified this week in what was expected to be the final hearing of the Rachel Corrie trial, now in its fifteenth month of oral testimonies.

But once again, the conclusion of the oral testimonies has been pushed back and the Corrie family continues to wait for a final decision.

Colonel Pinhas (Pinky) Zuaretz, the commanding officer of the Gaza Division’s Southern Brigade at the time of Rachel’s death, was expected to testify in court but could not appear.

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