American peace activist killed in Rafah

Juan Fajardo fajardos at
Sun Mar 16 10:45:08 MST 2003


 From the International Desk
Published 3/16/2003 12:34 PM

GAZA, March 16 (UPI) -- An American peace activist was killed Sunday, 
struck by a bulldozer she was trying to stop as it destroyed a house in 
a Palestinian refugee camp in Rafah, witnesses and medical sources said.

A doctor told Israeli media that the 23-year-old woman ran in front of 
the bulldozer as it approached a house that it was to knock down. The 
woman was buried under sand and suffered head and chest injuries. She 
died at a hospital shortly after being taken there, the doctor said.

Palestinian sources said a group of foreign peace activists tried to 
challenge the bulldozer drivers and prevent them from destroying the 
building. they claimed the bulldozer driver saw the woman, whose 
identity was not released, but continued anyway.

Israeli officials said the incident was under investigation.

Foreign peace activists has been staying in Rafah for several months in 
an attempt to prevent the Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses.

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