It took Craig two years to realize that the Nasrallah family remained in their house on account of his daughter despite bullets, rockets, bulldozing attempts, daily threats to physical and mental health, and the fact that it had long ceased to be a home. Rachel had been killed while trying to defend the house in 2003 from a weaponized Caterpillar bulldozer manned by an Israeli Defense Forces captain and driver. The vehicle moved slowly, only a couple of kilometers an hour and it descended upon the target despite the young American woman’s intention to halt it with her humanity. At the time, 16 March 2003, a foreigner’s life was expected to hold currency in Israel, although it has long been understood that Israel considers Palestinians less than human.
Posted By Thayer Hastings
Posted Sep 27th, 2012