The parents of a young American activist crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer seven years ago as she tried to save a Palestinian home from demolition never saw the soldier who killed her or his commanders put on trial or punished.
Instead, they have spent years battling in Israeli courts for two modest goals they hope might give them some closure: an apology from the military and a chance to look their daughter's killer in the eye in court.
They suffered a setback in their quest last week when an Israeli judge declined one of their key requests. The driver and his commander are expected to testify in the family's civil trial against the Israeli government in the coming weeks and the judge ordered that they will be screened from view during testimony. Their identities have not been made public. More...