Not enough words have been written nor airtime been given to, at least
human rights activists who lost their lives defending others. 12
The world lost American activist
on Rachel Corrie March 16 2003 and British Peace activist on Tom Hurndall 13 January 2004.
Six years later on the Mavi Marmara (Gaza Flotilla), nine activists from the Turkish
, were killed when IDF raided their ship on Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (İHH) 31 May 2010.
The names are:
Cengiz Akyüz, Ali Haydar Bengi, (who died 4 years later after falling into a coma). İbrahim Bilgen, Furkan Doğan, Cevdet Kılıçlar, Cengiz Songür, Çetin Topçuoğlu, Fahri Yaldız, Necdet Yıldırım & Ugur Süleyman Söylemez
In the section below, we feature a series of independent articles with hyperlinks that provide an overview of what they stood for.
While the struggle continues, these brave souls will forever be remembered.
Rachel Corrie was killed in Gaza by the IDF. 20 years on, her parents are still fighting for justice
Peace activist Rachel Corrie, killed by Israel, remembered 20 years on
As Israel Keeps Killing Americans, U.S. Officials Give them a Pass
Little has changed in Gaza since peace activist Rachel Corrie was crushed beneath an Israeli bulldozer 15 years ago
Honouring Rachel Corrie, 10 years on
23-year-old peace activist Rachel Corrie is crushed to death by Israeli bulldozer
Rachel Corrie: Justice for Palestinians is only way forward, say US activist’s parents
What the Rachel Corrie Case Reveals About Israeli Justice
US envoy says Israel’s inquiry into Rachel Corrie’s death wasn’t credible — Haaretz
Rachel Corrie, an Israeli bulldozer, and our shared global fate
Israeli soldiers have depraved “fun” making “Rachel Corrie pancakes”
Alan Rickman gave the greatest gift to my late daughter, Rachel Corrie
Tom Hurndall: a remarkable man’s photographs of the Middle East
In the line of fire: Tom Hurndall
A life brutally cut short: new book collects Tom Hurndall’s photos of Palestine
IDF Soldier Who Shot British Peace Activist to Be Released From Jail
Israeli sniper who shot British peace activist released early from prison amid protests
Cengiz Akyüz, Ali Haydar Bengi, & İbrahim Bilgen, Furkan Doğan, Cevdet Kılıçlar, Cengiz Songür, Çetin Topçuoğlu, Fahri Yaldız, Necdet Yıldırım Ugur Süleyman Söylemez (who died 4 years later after falling into a coma)
Israeli attack on Gaza flotilla sparks international outrage
A decade has passed, but the Mavi Marmara killings I saw still shape me
Mavi Marmara: Why did Israel stop the Gaza flotilla?
MV Mavi Marmara
Gaza flotilla raid