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US activist death: Israel cleared

An Israeli court has ruled that Israel was not at fault for the death of US activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli army bulldozer in 2003. Her parents have said she "was a human being who deserved accountability."

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Israeli judge rules US activist death as 'regrettable accident'

An Israeli court judge, who cleared Israel's military for the death of US peace activist Rachel Corrie in 2003, said today that it was a "regrettable accident".

Judge Oded Gershon said the case invoked a clause that absolved the army because the incident had taken place during a "war-time situation".

He ruled the state of Israel did not have to pay any damages. Ms Corrie's family had requested a symbolic $1 in damages and legal expenses. The judge added that Ms Corrie had been 'protecting terrorists':

She did not distance herself from the area, as any thinking person would have done.

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