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Rachel Corrie Memorial Day: Vigils and Action

The Rachel Corrie Memorial Day To End The Occupation In Palestine

Day of action and vigils to honor the memory of Rachel Corrie

On Tuesday, March 16, 2004, Palestinians, Internationals, and Israelis will hold a day of action and vigils to honor the memory of American ISM peace activist Rachel Corrie and to continue to highlight the ongoing atrocities within the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

At 12:00 noon, activists from the ISM and Israeli peace groups will hold a "die-in" at the international crossing of the Erez checkpoint to Gaza. This action will be held in order to continue the work and spirit of Rachel Corrie who was killed by an Israeli military bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of a civilian home in Rafah on March 16, 2003. In her honor, this event will illustrate the ongoing daily violence, killing, and collective punishment within the Gaza Strip and the continued refusal of the international community to intervene.

For further information, contact Gabe (ISM): +972.55.725.958 or Flo (ISM): +972.64.309.753

At 6:00 pm, the Grassroots International Protection for the Palestinian People (GIPPP) is holding a candlelight vigil in honor of Rachel Corrie. This memorial will begin at the Manara in Ramallah with attendance from internationals of the ISM and GIPPP, Palestinian Organization, and Israelis. For further information, contact Bahia (GIPPP): +972.67.907.492

At 10 am, the community of Rafah will hold a demonstration to remember Rachel Corrie who lost her life at the hands of the Israeli Army while in Rafah. This event will begin at the main square of Rafah and procede along the main avenue.

For further information, contact Adwan (Rafah) +972.59.304.628

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