I never heard of her until now. Rachel Corrie an American peace activist died at the age of 23 while protesting in Gaza 5 years ago. I thought her story was unusual and inspiring. She believed in the plight of the Palestinian people and wanted people to hear the other side of the story. When a person dies in a developed country it’s all over the news. But the extermination of many in less fortunate places pass by unnoticed.
Rachel was killed by an Israeli bulldozer while protesting its use to destroy Palestinian houses in Rafah. The American peace activist in her life and death screams out the agony of the underprivileged, and their hopes and aspirations that the world fails to notice.
We have got to understand that people in third world countries think and care and smile and cry just like us.
We have got to understand that they dream our dreams and we dream theirs.
Rachel Corrie, aged ten, recorded at her school’s Fifth Grade Press Conference on World Hunger.