This week …

News Highlights:

  • International Solidarity Movement ISM issues a statement criticizing the Israeli judge’s verdict in the Rachel Corrie lawsuit brought by her family.
  • The weekly anti-wall protest in Kufr Qaddoum on August 24th, 2012 commemorates the memory of Rachel Corrie killed by an Israeli military bulldozer while protecting Palestinian families from home demolition.
  • Israeli settlers continue their increased attacks against Palestinian civilians, injuring a 65-year-old man, as part of their “price tag” campaign where Palestinian civilians are targeted anytime the Israeli government does something against the illegal settler outposts.

Feature:

A live interview with Huweida Arraf from Ramallah, Palestine about the verdict that had just been handed down in the Rachel Corrie lawsuit. Huweida, a cofounder of ISM and chair of Free Gaza, said that she had not been surprised by the verdict since the Israeli justice system is fundamentally flawed, but she was taken aback by the bluntness of the Israeli judge who openly blamed the victim for her own murder and characterized ISM (who Rachel worked with) as a “pro-terrorist” group. Huweida noted that these allegations were baseless and told us how difficult the verdict had been for Rachel’s family, although they were staying strong and may appeal the ruling. Huweida also detailed the reaction of the international media to the verdict and discussed the lack of reaction by the U.S. government. She concluded by calling on people to continue to support the Palestinian people, and in particular ISM and the boycott Israel BDS movement.