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American protester killed in Gaza

American protester killed in Gaza, 23-year-old Washington native run over by bulldozer

An American peace activist in Gaza was killed Sunday by an Israeli bulldozer, said hospital officials.

Rachel Corrie, 23, was protesting against the destruction of a building in the Rafah refugee camp. Witnesses say she fell and was run over by a bulldozer.

The Olympia, Wash., native died of head and chest injuries after being taken to a hospital in Rafah.

An army spokesman called it a "regrettable accident."

Corrie was part of a group of American and British citizens acting as human shields against Israeli military operations.

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