Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Gang That Kan't Kidnap

First it was a Brit activist and her parents, now it's the parents of the martyr Rachel Corrie:

RAFAH, Gaza Strip – Palestinian gunmen who burst into a house, apparently to kidnap the parents of Rachel Corrie, left without them after learning their daughter was the woman killed in 2003 as she protested the demolition of a house in the southern Gaza town, according to their host.

Samir Nasrallah, in whose house Craig and Cindy Corrie were staying, said they left Gaza safely after the incident, which was part of a militant rampage through the town today.

The five gunmen appeared to be affiliated with the ruling Fatah movement, according to Nasrallah, but it was not clear if they were from the group that blockaded the border with Egypt and took over government buildings.

Corrie, 23, a student at The Evergreen State College in Olympia was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to stop it from demolishing Nasrallah's house. Her parents have repeatedly visited Nasrallah since.

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