This edition of Salaam Shalom: Report on Palestine/Israel will examine the unquiet death in 2003, in Gaza, of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American activist crushed to death by an Israeli militarized bulldozer manufactured by the Caterpillar Corporation. An Israeli judge in late August ruled against the Corrie family, which had filed a civil lawsuit in 2010 against Israel for their daughter’s death. The judge concluded that Rachel’s death was not intentional or the result of gross negligence, but a “regrettable accident.” The bulldozer driver (who testified anonymously, from behind a screen, at the civil trial), according to the judge, did not see her as he advanced his D-9, 65-ton bulldozer in the direction of the home of a Palestinian physician to demolish it. Rachel had placed herself between the bulldozer and the targeted home, and was wearing a bright orange, high-visibility vest. Between 2000 and 2004, the Israeli military demolished 1,700 Palestinian homes in Gaza, in Rafah, leaving nearly 17,000 people homeless. This episode will feature videotaped testimony from international activists who witnessed Rachel’s death; their eyewitness accounts stand in sharp contradiction to Israel’s official version of the incident. In honor of Rachel, this show will also include a taped public reading by Suheir Hammad, the Palestinian-American poet and actor, of her powerful poem, “On the Brink…for Rachel Corrie,” and excerpts from Rachel’s last interview in Gaza, just two days before she was killed. We will also commemorate the 10th anniversary (2002-12) of the beginning of the construction of Israel’s illegal Separation Barrier with three short documentaries on the Wall produced by Al Haq, the Palestinian legal advocacy and human rights organization. Finally, we will air two testimonials from a former Israel soldier who served in the West Bank and was complicit in its crimes, recorded by Breaking the Silence. Special thanks to Danny Weiss, technical co-producer, Bill Coil, co-producer, and Jamie Brooks, VTJP webmaster.