The US State Department has told the family of the late Rachel Corrie that the Israeli government has not been thorough or credible in their investigation of her death.Corrie was killed by a US-made Israeli armored bulldozer in 2003 while trying to protect a Palestinian family’s home.

Her family is in Israel where a judge will announce a verdict Monday in their wrongful death suit against the Israeli government.

Attorneys for the Corrie family say that the U-S government’s position, while not new, is encouraging to hear in the days leading up to the verdict.

The lawyers say they hope this means the U-S government will begin to exert pressure on the Israelis to carry out a full investigation of the 23-year old’s death.

Rachel’s father Craig Corrie said that the years-long court case has revealed a broken system of accountability in the Israeli government.