Rachel Corrie



Israel accomplished this and what appears in the following photos with BULLDOZERS ALONE, something that could not have been done if the Palestinians really were armed and dangerous.

That just so happens to be the D-9, largest bulldozer Caterpillar ever built up until the D-11, which Israel has switched to now that something even bigger is available. The operator is sitting 12 feet off the road, That is the type of machinery Israel used to destroy this city.  In the air conditioned room on top, there are sleeping quarters paid for with U.S. tax dollars. With machines like this, Israel has introduced a new type of warfare.  Notice, it's #82.  The resident of this building,obviously a very tall man when you look at the car, is helpless.  The dozer was too heavy for the road.

This is a picture of the D-11 from the front.  Notice the hand rails? How many people could stand on top?.  Of course, the Israeli models have the bullet proof cabin on top, and lack the handrails, which would be ripped off when punched through the side of a building. I was not joking about the sleeping quarters.  Here are the specs:

Model: Caterpillar D11
Capacity of blade: 35.5 cubic metres
Weight: 102.5 tonnes (205,000 pounds)
Horsepower: 850
Cost: $1,900,000
Diesel Consumption 100 litres/hr

They unleashed more than 80 of these on Jenin.  That's how they destroyed such large buildings. They used a bulldozer that was designed for breaking up rocks in mining projects, so buildings, which have air inside, go over without effort.  Yes, to those of you who still can't believe it, Israel did in fact push over buildings that ranged from three to six stories. 

   It is sad that Israel is using a machine associated with progress for the purpose of destruction, it is a perversion.  

Why has Israel blocked the UN fact finding mission?

OOPS! it happened more than once . . . . .

Even with a very large bulldozer, some parts of some buildings are just too strong so they get this machine out.  Even after everything else, this one suprised me. These "soldiers" know a thing or two about demolition. A steel mill I once worked for had one just like it, for chipping away steel that was stuck to the inside of 120 ton ladles.  We called it the "nosepicker", but I'm sure the no-longer residents of Jenin called it something else. Notice the hillside in the background littered with rubble?  This presentation is not using photos of the same area taken from different angles to make it look bad.

This one was not destroyed by bulldozers, so it is easy to see from this picture what Israel's intentions were. It is also easy to see why bulldozers are preferable over other methods of destruction, because they eliminate all evidence of what people once were. This will leave a shell behind.

The pictures take the first step into disturbing after this.