Photo Credit: Yoram Shuruk / Wiki Commons
International Solidarity Movement's activists in Ni'lin, Feb. 5, 2012.

Several ISM protestors entered the closed military zone to intentionally interfere in this routine mission. The IDF attempted to remove them with shock grenades, tear gas and warning shots, but they refused to leave the site.

The dangerous conduct of ISM activists—who ignored IDF warnings, refused to leave the area, and purposely put themselves in harm’s way— were the main factors leading to the tragic result.

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Corrie’s ISM colleague and handler, Joseph Smith eulogized Corrie, chillingly justifying the sacrifice of human life for the cause, stating:

“The spirit that she died for is worth a life. This idea of resistance, this spirit of resisting this brutal occupying force, is worth anything. And many, many, many Palestinians give their lives for it all the time. So the life of one international, I feel, is more than worth the spirit of resisting oppression.”

Smith’s words and ISM’s activities make it clear that ISM callously views such “sacrifices” as “progressive” acts of resistance which are worth the human cost. It is shameful that ISM will never face serious critical scrutiny for their recklessness, despite of their well-documented record of terror-abetting extremism, which ultimately took the life of Rachel Corrie.

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20 COMMENTS

  1. tall the ISM to stey out of ISRAEL and israel not occupation of Palestinian land… ISM was founded in 2001 by a group of young, extremist left Americans. According to the Terrorism Information Center, between 2001 and 2005, the years of the second intifada, ISM volunteers engaged in activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and “did not merely help the Palestinian population, but intentionally hindered IDF anti-terror activities.”.

    you all MORONS.

  2. Monitor’s page documenting ISM’s terrorism associations).

    IT SHOULD NOT be surprising that the 2003 incident involving Corrie took place in the “Military Installations Area,” along the Egyptian border, at the Philadelphi Route, which was considered a hostile battlefield because of the large number of attacks carried out by terrorists.
    you f****K with IDF you DIE.

  3. greta you are a moron. I was in Israel when a bus full of innocent people was bombed. Young kids on their way to school, people on their way to work. These people had nothing to do with hurting Corrie or anyone else from the ISM. These innocent people were just living their lives. When you are being attacked all of the time you don't take chances. I don't like violence but if someone was trying to hurt my children or family all of the time you best believe that I would shoot first and ask questions later. The ISM needs to stay out of things they don't understand. Corrie put herself in danger. No one else did. She is responsible for her actions and for her death. Her death was not done on purpose.

  4. greta why don't you defend the innocent Israeli children who are MURDERED by their neighbors who won't even recognize the right of Israel to exist. They won't even put Israel on the map or teach their children that there is a country named Israel. Look at both sides of the issue.

  5. miss Berlin

    ISM was founded in 2001 by a group of young, extremist left Americans. According to the Terrorism Information Center, between 2001 and 2005, the years of the second intifada, ISM volunteers engaged in activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and “did not merely help the Palestinian population, but intentionally hindered IDF anti-terror activities

  6. Gail post this

    ISM was founded in 2001 by a group of young, extremist left Americans. According to the Terrorism Information Center, between 2001 and 2005, the years of the second intifada, ISM volunteers engaged in activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and “did not merely help the Palestinian population, but intentionally hindered IDF anti-terror activities

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