ISRAEL (Metro) -- An Israeli court has ruled that the state of Israel is not at fault in the death of an American protester nearly a decade ago.
Twenty-three-year old Rachel Corrie was killed in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli Army bulldozer in 2003.
Corrie was with a group from the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement, acting as human shields trying to stop the Israeli army from demolishing Palestinian homes and clearing land around the town of Rafah.
The young woman's parents brought a civil claim against the Israeli ministry of defense, accusing the Jewish state of intentionally killing their daughter.
The judge ruled that Corrie's death was a "regrettable accident," during "war-time actions."
Corrie was a student at Evergreen State College in Washington state.