If you insist on putting yourself in harms way, sooner or later you are bound to get hurt. You cannot expect everyone to back down to you on every occasion. I am sure that nobody wanted to see the young lady get injured or killed, but these things will happen from time to time.
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from the article: Israeli court: U.S. activist Rachel Corrie's death was an accident