From behind a wood and plastic partition, the Israeli soldier who drove a bulldozer that crushed an American peace activist to death testified publicly for the first time Thursday.
Rachel Corrie was killed seven years ago. But the driver's identity has never been revealed and he was not charged after a month-long Israeli investigation found that no Israeli soldier was to blame.
Her parents have searched for answers in their daughter's killing. Was it intentional? Who was accountable? On Thursday, they finally heard from the man who was responsible.
He acknowledged he was driving the bulldozer, according to Stacy Sullivan, spokeswoman for the Corrie family who was in the Haifa courtroom. He said he was aware there were protesters in the area - he had been ordered to work carefully.