Rachel Corrie’s e-mail from the Gaza Strip …
February 7 2003
Hi friends and family, and others,
I have been in Palestine for two weeks and one hour now, and I still have very few words to describe what I see. It is most difficult for me to think about what’s going on here when I sit down to write back to the United States. Something about the virtual portal into luxury. I don’t know if many of the children here have ever existed without tank-shell holes in their walls and the towers of an occupying army surveying them constantly from the near horizons. I think, although I’m not entirely sure, that even the smallest of these children understand that life is not like this everywhere. An eight-year-old was shot and killed by an Israeli tank two days before I got here, and many of the children murmur his name to me – Ali – or point at the posters of him on the walls. The children also love to get me to practice my limited Arabic by asking me, “Kaif Sharon?” “Kaif Bush?” and they laugh when I say, “Bush Majnoon”, “Sharon Majnoon” back in my limited arabic. (How is Sharon? How is Bush? Bush is crazy. Sharon is crazy.) Of course this isn’t quite what I believe, and some of the adults who have the English correct me: “Bush mish Majnoon” … Bush is a businessman. Today I tried to learn to say, “Bush is a tool”, but I don’t think it translated quite right. But anyway, there are eight-year-olds here much more aware of the workings of the global power structure than I was just a few years ago.
Nevertheless, no amount of reading, attendance at conferences, documentary viewing and word of mouth could have prepared me for the reality of the situation here. You just can’t imagine it unless you see it – and even then you are always well aware that your experience of it is not at all the reality: what with the difficulties the Israeli army would face if they shot an unarmed US citizen, and with the fact that I have money to buy water when the army destroys wells, and the fact, of course, that I have the option of leaving. Nobody in my family has been shot, driving in their car, by a rocket launcher from a tower at the end of a major street in my hometown. I have a home. I am allowed to go see the ocean. When I leave for school or work I can be relatively certain that there will not be a heavily armed soldier waiting halfway between Mud Bay and downtown Olympia at a checkpoint with the power to decide whether I can go about my business, and whether I can get home again when I’m done. As an afterthought to all this rambling, I am in Rafah: a city of about 140,000 people, approximately 60% of whom are refugees – many of whom are twice or three times refugees. Today, as I walked on top of the rubble where homes once stood, Egyptian soldiers called to me from the other side of the border, “Go! Go!” because a tank was coming. And then waving and “What’s your name?”. Something disturbing about this friendly curiosity. It reminded me of how much, to some degree, we are all kids curious about other kids. Egyptian kids shouting at strange women wandering into the path of tanks. Palestinian kids shot from the tanks when they peak out from behind walls to see what’s going on. International kids standing in front of tanks with banners. Israeli kids in the tanks anonymously – occasionally shouting and also occasionally waving – many forced to be here, many just agressive – shooting into the houses as we wander away.
I’ve been having trouble accessing news about the outside world here, but I hear an escalation of war on Iraq is inevitable. There is a great deal of concern here about the “reoccupation of Gaza”. Gaza is reoccupied every day to various extents but I think the fear is that the tanks will enter all the streets and remain here instead of entering some of the streets and then withdrawing after some hours or days to observe and shoot from the edges of the communities. If people aren’t already thinking about the consequences of this war for the people of the entire region then I hope you will start.
My love to everyone. My love to my mom. My love to smooch. My love to fg and barnhair and sesamees and Lincoln School. My love to Olympia.
+ RACHEL CORRIE The Bravest Girl I Know: YES,
I am alive, I have another day of Life. I want to dedicate my Life to Freedom & Liberty,i want to dedicate this day, every day God allows me LIFE to ALL the Brave very Courageous Lives as RACHEL Corrie who took her life to fight back against Terrorists, Traitors, Occupationists, in nations they do NOT Belong! In America Zionists have come as they have to Palestine & to destroy our Lives-Our Future. Rachel Wrote her mother to write Congress to fight against the EVIL that was transpiring in Palestine.Sadly, she would not realize the REAL Treachery happening to the Palestinians that were-are already happening in her own beloved America by Zionist APEC & Rachel’s own USA Congress that was supposed to be working for the American People’s. Damn the so called leadership of American Traitor Presidents as Barack Obama, his so called Gangster supporters/ just like Mafia Mitt Romney, who have worked to undermine the American Peoples along with Rothschild Bankers on Wall Street to bring nothing but Death, utter Destruction to America.We the People’s must first fight back against these Political Mafia who have Silenced & Blacked out the good person of Dr Ron Paul in any part of OUR FREE American Medias!
Freedom of Speech must NOT be Robbed From Dr. Paul OR any American Citizen. This American Election IS for the American Peoples, NOT for The Zionist Mafia Criminals Rachel & Dr Paul was-IS fighting against & so many other nations people’s have been fighting against. Keep AMERICA CLEAN from these same Monsters & Traitors who Murdered over 3,000 Defenseless Americans of 9/11- who now sit as a True Enemy in Wash. D.C.The Zionist Israeli’s & Send Our Sons & Daughters to their Wars,Steal Our Monies with their Federal Reserve Enemy Machine, RUN OUR USA elections-Silence OUR media, count out election votes through their nefarious Mafia Machines,tell “we the Peoples of America” we do not count, that AMERICA will Serve Zionist ISRAELI Demands. You heard it through the mouth of Obama,America will Serve Israel 1st!
America i Plead with you, PLEASE Wake Up! All American Citizens, ADVOCATES FOR Liberty please step forward, all ages, across AMERICA. Please VOTE Dr. RON PAUL iN for OUR President. Stop these Terrorists from stealing the most important part of The OUR American peoples Lives, our AMERICAN ELECTION !
Your Final Vote to save OUR TRUE LIBERTIES America Stands for.
Please VOTE OUT OUT – CLEAN OUT these Zionist Monster Mafia Murderers IN America Today.
Let us know you love, YOU, your Children WILL stand by AMERICA.
Let Freedom Ring first from The American Peoples then from our OWN American White House, the People’s House!
Rachel Corrie, will never leave our lives. She lives. She lives in spite of all those evil people’s who want to kill the meaning of real our Freedom and Liberty. No matter what Flag we have to identify ourselves, we are the people’s dedicated to making freedoms and liberties our daily bread. No Zionist, can or will take that from us or our children. We the people’s of the globe will fight back against betrayers to goodness and work for human evil. Just like Rachel we the people’s will choose to fight back and drive these Zionists from the face of the earth. Rest in Peace Rachel Corrie, we ARE on the march to liberate this earth from evil, from Zionism. God Bless your dear soul. God Bless your dear parent’s for bringing your dear life to share with us the short life you were with us. You were a blessing in life, uou remain to this day a blessing in our daily lives.
SHARE MY MESSAGE FOR CORRIE’s MEMORY, PLEASE. For GOD’S SAKE – DON’T Let This Message DIE! America’s freedom rests on the American Peoples Freedoms. SHARE Today In The Name of Freedom, Ours – Yours – Our Children’s!
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