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Rachel Corrie's parents

visit Rafah

September 19th, 2003
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Rachel parents came to visit the families in the area where Rachel had died. I organized to plant olives trees with Rachel's parents in Rafah, and I bought three olive trees and went to the ISM office and wrote the labels. The Youth Parliament Children all shared
in the planting of the trees because Rachel was a member of their group, and she was
an eyewitness in their court case against Sharon and his crimes. Today, from 11
o'clock till 1:30 we were planting trees. More than 9 journalists
from different agencies such as the BBC and others were making documentary films about Rachel and her parents. They took many pictures of them while planting the
olives trees.

The olives trees were planted in the places that
witness rush hours: one was planted in the centre of Rafah,
in Al Awda square, near Cairo Oman Bank; one was planted in Al
Jawzat square, in the east of Rafah; and the third was planted across from
the ISM office. People gathered to see Rachel's
parents, and they promised to take care of the trees for them.

'Planting an olive trees' is one of the intiatives of the
Palestine Children Welfare Fund.

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