Sat Sep 1, 2012, 05:15 AM
Matilda (5,589 posts)
Israeli Citizens in Solidarity with Rachel Corrie and the Corrie Family
"Rachel Corrie, your dear daughter and sister, has in death joined the ranks of a most illustrious order, people who have a better claim to historical fame than kings or warriors - the men and women who throughout history laid down their lives in order to oppose injustice, to offer what help they could to those who were wronged, oppressed, discriminated against or persecuted. At many times and places in history, it was persecuted Jews who gratefully got the help which such righteous persons could offer. We are happy that nowadays, Jews are no longer in such need. We are deeply grieved and ashamed that our country, which proclaims itself the State of the Jewish People, has made it necessary for a righteous person to come from afar and sacrifice her life in an effort to protect people who suffered under that state's armed might.
"You have every reason to be proud of Rachel. We in Israel look to her for inspiration in the struggle against war crimes, occupation and apartheid committed by our government."
Full text here:http://www.atzuma.co.il/rachelcorrie
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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 07:50 AM
holdencaufield (2,927 posts)
2. Let us hope and pray ...
... these Israelis also feel solidarity to the OTHER Rachels ... the Rachels the media never talk about ... the forgotten Rachels...
Rachel Levy (aged 17, blown up in a grocery store)
Rachel Levi (19, shot while waiting for the bus)
Rachel Gavish (killed with her husband, son and father while at home celebrating a Passover meal)
Rachel Charhi (blown up while sitting in a Tel Aviv cafe, leaving three young children)
Rachel Shabo (murdered with her three sons aged 5, 13 and 16 while at home)
Rachel Ben Abu (16, blown up outside the entrance of a Netanya shopping mall)
Rachel Kol, 53, who worked at a Jerusalem hospital and was killed with her husband in a Palestinian terrorist attack in July a few days after the London bombs.
Rachel Sela, 82, murdered the day before Purim on March 4th, 1996 when an Palestinian suicide bomber exploded at Dizingoff Center, Tel Aviv.
Rachel Tajgatrio, 83, murdered while shopping in Jerusalem's "Machaneh Yehuda" market when 2 bombs went off on July 30th, 1997.
Rachel Thaler, 16 years old from Ginot Shomron died of her wounds on February 27 2002, after a Palestinian bomber exploded in a shopping mall's food court, killing 3, wounding 30.
Rachel Tamari, 65, murdered by a Palestinian bomb on the Dan #20 bus in Ramat Gan, on July 24, 1995. 6 Israelis died in that attack, and dozens were wounded.
Rachel Drouk, 35, mother of 7 from the Shilo community was murdered by Palestinian terrorist gunfire while on her way to a demonstration (October 28, 1991) -- that negotiating with Palestinian terrorists would be dangerous to Israel. The driver of her car, Yitzchak Rofeh was also killed and 5 others wounded.
Rachel Weiss, 26, pregnant and mother of 3 small children (Rafael, Netanel and Efraim), were all murdered by Palestinian terrorists who threw a molotov cocktail at her car in the Jordan Valley (October 31, 1988)
Rachel Weiss, 69, stabbed to death by Palestinian terrorists who were sent by Sheikh Ahmed Yassin to as an "entrance test" to the Hamas organizations. She was murdered in her home in Moshav Shapir, August 3rd, 1988.
Rachel Munk, 24, was murdered in a drive-by terror attack by on July 26, 1996, along with her husband Zeev Munk. The attack took place on the Beit Shemesh - Kiryat Melachi road near Moshav Gefen.
Rachel Stern, 8 years old, stabbed to death, along with her mother, while eating breakfast in their home in Kiryat Shmona, on April 11, 1974. 16 people were murdered that day by Palestinian terrorists in that attack.
Rachel Afita, 16, murdered by Palestinian terrorists in the Northern Israeli community of Maalot on May 15, 1974
Rachel Lev, 50, murdered by Palestinian terrorists when 5 bombs exploded throughout the Haifa area on October 23, 1969 and the following day. 7 people were killed in the attack, including her husband Eliyahu and son Avraham.
Rachel Mizrachi, 38, stabbed to death by Arab terrorists in her home in Tiberias, October 2, 1939.
May their memories be blessed.