Corrie family calls for answers from Obama's Israel visit

March 19, 2013 11:12


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As the world anticipates US President Barack Obama's visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, the family of activist Rachel Corrie called on the president to hold the Israel government accountable for her death.

In a letter published on Tuesday by the 'Electronic Intifada,' Craig Corrie called on Obama to assure both the Israeli and Palestinian Authority administrations that America will "stand with them for the just aspirations of all their citizens."

Corrie stated that Obama must remind Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas that "security cannot come at the expense of the other, but only with the participation of both."

Speaking on the issue of his daughter, who was killed in disputed circumstances on March 16, 2003 while protesting an IDF home demolition, the father said the Corrie family has "always believed that our government, through diplomatic means, should resolve the matter and hold the Israeli government accountable for a US citizen killed with a US-funded weapon."

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