In Memorium:

Rachel Corrie, March 16, 2003

Rachel Corrie, March 16, 2003

Justin Paprocki
Opinion Editor
"The Diamondback"
University of Maryland

Date: March 22, 2003

Daniel Friedman's cartoon, published in a recent issue of "The Diamondback," relishing the death of Rachel Corrie, the young American woman crushed to death under the tracks of an Israeli bulldozer in the Gaza Strip on March 16, 2003, recalls an episode described by the late Israel Shahak, a Holocaust survivor and Israeli human rights activist:

"[I]n the summer of 1980 - following an assassination attempt by Jewish terrorists in which Mayor Bassam Shak'a of Nablus lost both his legs and Mayor Karim Khalaf of Ramallah lost a foot - a group of Jewish Nazis gathered in the campus of Tel-Aviv University, roasted a few cats and offered their meat to passers-by as 'shish-kebab from the legs of the Arab mayors'. Anyone who witnessed this macabre orgy - as I did - would have to admit that some horrors defy explanation in the present state of knowledge." [1]

1. Jewish History, Jewish Religion [Pluto Press: London, 1994] p. 112.

Sincerely yours,

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore, Alberta

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