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Corrie memorialized in Nablus

Rachel Corrie’s parents dedicated a memorial to her in the West Bank city of Nablus.

The ceremony last Thursday marked five years since the U.S. peace activist was killed attempting to block an Israeli bulldozer razing a Palestinian house in the Gaza Strip. She was 23.

At the event her mother, Cindy, said her daughter believed that Palestine could become a “source of hope for people struggling all over the world,” The Associated Press reported.

Corrie’s parents have led a campaign to prevent Caterpillar from selling its bulldozers to Israel.

Israel says it uses the bulldozers to raze dwellings that harbor terrorists or their weapons-smuggling operations.

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