Rachel Corrie was said to be a very sweet girl. A 1999 graduate of Capital High School in Olympia, Washington, her teachers described her as "bright and intelligent, idealistic, a star student, always smiling, a young person who unselfishly was always thinking of others."
At Evergreen University, where she attended for three years, close friends said that Rachel was very trusting. She consistently looked for the best in people and just knew there was good in everyone.
Rachel was mistaken. Not everyone is good. Some people, in fact, are just plain evil. Some people are murderers. And sometimes, an entire nation can be persuaded, through satanic philosophies, maniacal religion and political ideology, to engage in heinous criminal acts and genocidal atrocities.
Rachel, age 23, is dead. She died in Rafah, Palestine, where, at 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, March 16 this year, doctors at Najjar hospital pronounced Rachel Corrie dead of severe and irreparable trauma to her body resulting in fatal skull and chest fractures.
A Martyr's DeathRachel died a martyr, murdered by cruel and callous people who deliberately ran her down with a giant, heavy bulldozer, crushing her frail body, breaking her back, and sending blood gushing out of her ears, nose, and mouth.