In yesterday’s edition of the Globe and Mail, Calvin White, a high school counsellor in Salmon Arms was given op-ed space to discuss student activism in Canada. His archetype was none other than Rachel Corrie.
While Mr. White is entitled to his own opinions, notwithstanding, these opinions cannot distort the facts on the ground. Mr. White erroneously stated the following in his op-ed:
?On March 16, 2003, she (Rachel Corrie) was in Israel standing in front of an Israeli army bulldozer that was about to destroy a Palestinian home.?
Contrary to this statement, Ms. Corrie was killed while trying to stop the destruction of a Palestinian home while in Rafah, a city in the Gaza Strip and not in Israel.
HRC brought the error to the attention of Globe editors who issued the following correction:
"Rachel Corrie, an American peace activist, died at Rafah in the Gaza Strip in 2003, having been struck by an Israeli Defence Force bulldozer. She was incorrectly described as having died in Israel in yesterday’s paper"