Rachel Corrie lost her life in Gaza in 2003 while protecting a Palestinian house from an illegal Israeli bulldozer house demolishment. Her parents have long fought for justice for her through the Rachel Corrie Foundation.
This month, I attended a showing of the play ‘My Name is Rachel Corrie’, which tells the story of Rachel’s activism in Palestine. This moving account of Rachel’s life is based on her diary entries and brings to life her commitment to the Palestinian cause.
After the play, I took part in a panel discussion on the crisis in Palestine. I’ve been a member of Labour Friends of Palestine for many years and took part in a Parliamentary delegation to Palestine last year. The UK bears a unique responsibility to help resolve the desperate situation in Palestine and I’ll continue to push for the rights of the Palestinian people.