Israel was not at fault in the death of a US activist crushed to death by an army bulldozer during a pro-Palestinian protest in 2003, an Israeli court has ruled. Rachel Corrie's family filed the civil lawsuit in the city of Haifa in 2005 accusing the Israeli state of intentionally and unlawfully killing their 23-year-old daughter and failing to conduct a full and credible investigation. In a lengthy ruling, the judge said Miss Corrie's death was a "regrettable accident". He said Israel was not responsible for any "damages caused" as they had occurred during what he termed war-time actions and dismissed allegations that key video evidence had been destroyed. Miss Corrie was killed in the Gaza border town of Rafah in 2003 as she and other activists attempted to block the bulldozer in a protest against the Israeli military's demolition of Palestinian homes. Rachel Corrie's parents Rachel Corrie's parents were seeking a symbolic $1 in damages Judge Oded Gershon said soldiers at the scene had done their utmost to keep people away from the site and therefore prevent accidents. "She (Miss Corrie) did not distance herself from the area, as any thinking person would have done," he said. The bulldozer driver, who has said he did not see Miss Corrie, and his superiors had all previously been cleared of wrongdoing by an Israeli military court. The Corries were seeking a symbolic $1 in damages, along with compensation for the money they have spent bringing the case to trial. They said <b>...</b>
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