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March 18, 2003 | Tomas Alex Tizon and Lynn Marshall, Times Staff Writers
At 23, Rachel Corrie was the kind of person many people dream of becoming someday: passionate, creative, giving, courageous to the point of risking her life for a just cause. One-on-one, friends say, she was as soft as a petal. Which makes the circumstances of her death -- crushed by an Israeli army bulldozer on Sunday -- all the more brutal for the stunned circle of family and friends she leaves behind in this liberal patch of woods known as Washington's capital.
June 28, 2003
In "Traveling With Bad Companions" (Commentary, June 23), Martin Peretz complains of the lies of 1960s activists, but he nurses several of his own. Chief among them is his attack on the International Solidarity Movement. The ISM absolutely did not aid the British suicide bombers. This is a fabrication of Zalman Shoval, a senior advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who dubbed ISM a "terrorist-front organization." Peretz savages the most courageous Americans we have when he labels their actions in the occupied Palestinian territories as "stupidity" rather than bravery.
April 21, 2003 | From Associated Press
The parents of a 23-year-old American killed by an Israeli bulldozer in the Gaza Strip urged those attending a memorial service to honor her memory by standing up for peace and fighting injustice. "Rachel was taken from us by the kind of violence that she was working to stop in the Gaza Strip," Craig Corrie told more than 350 mourners on Saturday.
March 14, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A demonstrator from California was seriously wounded in a clash between protesters and Israeli troops over Israel's West Bank barrier. Peace activists with the International Solidarity Movement said Tristan Anderson of the Oakland area was struck in the head by a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops. "He's in critical condition, anesthetized and on a ventilator and undergoing imaging tests," said Orly Levi, a spokeswoman at the Tel Hashomer hospital in Tel Aviv. She described Anderson's condition as life-threatening.
April 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
An American activist volunteering as a human shield in the West Bank was seriously wounded Saturday when Israeli troops allegedly shot him in the face. Brian Avery, 24, of Albuquerque, N.M., heard shots and left his apartment building in Jenin to investigate just as an armored personnel carrier rounded a corner, said Tobias Karlsson, a fellow activist from Sweden.
July 1, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
David J. Andrus, director of the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the USC School of International Relations and an international political activist known for participating in struggles for social justice, has died. He was 63. Andrus died Tuesday at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after a yearlong battle with lymphoma.
June 28, 2005 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
An Israeli military court Monday found a former army sergeant guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of a British peace activist in the Gaza Strip more than two years ago. It marks the first time during more than 4 1/2 years of conflict in the Mideast that an Israeli tribunal has found a soldier guilty of shooting a foreigner, although the army has informally acknowledged responsibility for such incidents in the past.
June 25, 2003
The Times has sunk to a new low in publishing "Traveling With Bad Companions" by Martin Peretz (Commentary, June 23). No responsible person supports terrorism, but the terrorists in the first instance are the Israelis who oppress the Palestinians, siphon off their water from the Jordan River, attack the Palestinians and their territory at will, violate all ethical norms for savagery -- killing leaders (and women and children) from helicopters -- and blow up homes with heavy military equipment, devastating a civilized people.
A deal to end a 38-day standoff in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, one of Christianity's holiest sites, stalled early this morning. More than 100 Palestinians and international activists had been set to leave the sacred grounds at daybreak, with the guarantee of eventual safe passage abroad for 13 fighters on Israel's most-wanted list. However, officials said today that additional negotiations over the fighters would be needed before everyone could leave the church.
April 13, 2003 | Ruth Morris, Special to The Times
A British citizen was in critical condition in southern Israel on Friday night after suffering a massive head wound in what appeared to be the second shooting of an international activist by Israeli troops in less than a week. Tom Hurndall, 21, of Manchester, England, was shot as he tried to hurry a group of children to safety during sporadic firing from an Israeli observation tower on the border with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said.
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