Palestine and Israel
was a human shield"
"The death of human rights activist Rachel Corrie, crushed to death while trying to stop an IDF bulldozer, was reason for Billie Moskona-Lerman to go to the Rafah Refugee Camp and to spend 24 hours at the most miserable place in the Gaza Strip. A place where shooting never stops, where shells whistle by the windows, the walls are covered with bloodstains on the walls, houses turn into ruins and people walk the streets."
That is the introduction
to the article "I was a Human Shield" by Israeli journalist Billie Moskona-Lerman,
which was published in Hebrew in the Israeli newspaper "Ma'ariv"
on 28 March 2003, following Rachel's death on March 16th. An English
translation of her story is on the website of the Israeli peace organization
on the situation of international solidarity workers in Palestine --
including the deaths of and attacks on members of the international
teams, see http://www.palsolidarity.org