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A civil lawsuit brought by the parents of a US peace activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli forces bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in March 2003 has begun being heard in the Israeli city of Haifa.

The two drivers of the bulldozer that crushed Rachel Corrie to death will testify in court on Thursday, while the military commander in charge of the unit on the day will give evidence at a future date. 

The Corries are suing the government for the symbolic amount of $1, saying that Rachel's "unlawful killing" denied her her "basic human rights". They have also accused the government of "gross negligence".

Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports from Haifa.



Source: Al Jazeera