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March 17- Commemorating Rachel Corrie

by kevin Thursday, Mar. 17, 2005 at 3:00 AM

Women in Black - Los Angeles presents... A Special Event Commemorating Rachel Corrie Rachel Corrie, a young human rights activist from Olympia, Washington, was killed on March 16th, 2003. She was trying to prevent a family home in Gaza from being demolished, when an Israeli bulldozer ran her over. Film Screening: "Dispatches: The Killing Zone" Talks: Dr. Laila Al-Marayati - Media's whitewashing of this crime Rev. Darrel Meyers - Presbyterian Church's divestment decision Mary Hughes - Witnessing the situation in Palestine Date and Time: Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Venue: Liberty Hill Foundation, 2121 Cloverfield Boulevard, Suite 113 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (NE corner Cloverfield & Pico - Free parking on site) Film description and speaker bios below; no admission charge; free literature available For more information, see

Date and Time: Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Venue: Liberty Hill Foundation, 2121 Cloverfield Boulevard, Suite 113

Santa Monica, CA 90404

(NE corner Cloverfield & Pico - Free parking on site)

co-sponsored by:

Council on American-Islamic Relations, Muslim Public Affairs Committee, If

Americans Knew, and Middle East Fellowship.

"Dispatches: The Killing Zone" (50 minutes)

Palestinian civilians live under the threat of Israeli Defence Force attacks

that do not discriminate between militants and children. Israeli setlers

live in fear of suicide attacks. But it is not only Palestinians and

Israelis who are dying. Since the Gulf war, three Westerners have come under

Israeli army attack.

An American peace activist was crushed to death by an IDF bulldozer; a

British peace protester was shot in the head by an IDF sniper and remains in

a coma; and last weekend, a British cameraman was shot dead by the IDF.

Within hours of arriving Sandra and Rodrigo are shot at and tear-gassed by

Israeli troops breaking up a memorial service for Rachel Corrie, an American

peace activist crushed by an Israeli Army bulldozer two days before.

That sets the tone for a five-week stay in which they document the shooting

by Israeli troops of the British peace campaigner Tom Hurndall, the death of

James Miller, the award-winning cameraman who worked extensively for Channel

4, killed as he filmed Israeli troops bulldozing Palestinian homes, and the

deaths and mutilation of many innocent Palestinians and Israelis.

The Dispatches team reveals what life is like in what has become a fully

blown war zone. Their film captures the aftermath of an Israeli missile

attack that assassinates a leader of the deadly Hamas group. Children who

happen to be playing in the street nearby are killed or have limbs blown


They film the aftermath of an attack in which Israeli troops fire modified

tank shells that explode in mid air above densely populated civilian areas

and spray thousands of razor sharp darts, or flechettes, in an arc some 300

metres long and 90 metres wide. The team encounters sniper fire from Israeli

watchtowers, and endures tank shelling alongside a class of terrified school


In one of the most shocking moments in the film, Dispatches captures

heartbreaking scenes in a Palestinian hospital minutes after Tom Hurndall

was shot through the head, rescuing a seven-year-old child from the line of


Jordan and Vasquez also investigate the death of James Miller, the

award-winning cameraman. They find that eyewitnesses tell a story sharply at

variance with the official Israeli account.

Speaker Bios

Dr. Laila Al-Marayati is the spokesperson and past president of the Muslim

Women's League, an organization dedicated to disseminating accurate

information about Islam and women and to strengthening the role of Muslim

women in society. As an American of Palestinian descent, Dr. Al-Marayati

frequently speaks about the rights of Palestinians, and has worked to

address the health and educational needs of Palestinian children living in

the West Bank and Gaza.

Rev. Darrel Meyers is retired Pastor at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church in

Van Nuys. He is a cofounder of the Middle East Fellowship, and has served as

one of its chairpersons since 1969. Darrell is also a board member of the

Friends of Sabeel-North America and makes frequent visits to the Middle

East. He holds a Masters degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Mary Hughes is a British-American grandmother, and retired TV writer. Her

interest in the Middle East was sparked bv a research assignment for a

documentary film about Gamal Abdul Nasser and David Ben Gurion in the

1960's. She has been to Palestine 3 times during the past 3 years (and once

to Iraq), with the Christian Peacemakers Team and the International

Solidarity Movement.

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