Israel court rejects reparation for killing US activist

JERUSALEM (AA) – An Israeli court on Thursday rejected a request for a financial compensation by the family of an American activist, who was killed by the Israeli army some 12 years ago.

According to the Israeli radio, the court had turned down the request filed by the family of American female activist Rachel Corrie.

Corrie, a member of the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement, was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, some 12 years ago.

Explaining its decision to deny financial compensation for the family of the activist, the Israeli court said the Israeli army was then carrying out combat operations, which absolves the state of Israel from responsibility for the killing of the activist.

Born in 1977, Corrie worked for the pro-Palestinian solidarity movement, which had been active in the Gaza Strip since 2000.

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