Iran Names A Street After An American Activist

12 Aug
4:13 AM

Iran names one of the streets in Tehran after Rachel Corrie, the American activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003. Corrie came to Palestine in February 2003 as part of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and was killed in March as she was trying to prevent an Israeli military bulldozer from demolishing the house she inhabited with a Palestinian family in Rafah.

Until this moment Israel refuses to run a police investigation into Corrie’s death and is satisfied with the military probe that suggests that she was killed when a concrete wall fell on her.

The AP reported that this is the first time Iran names a street after a US national since the Islamic revolution. Before the revolution three streets were named after three US presidents.

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