Photo Credit: Haim Azulay/Flash90
Aviva & Noam Shalit during Gilad's captivity

The International Committee of the Red Cross has called on Israel to resume prisoner visits for Palestinian terrorists, with nary a mention of the fact that Palestinian groups currently hold three Israeli teenagers hostage.

Like the Palestinian political spectrum, which draws a cause-and-effect relationship between the abduction and an ongoing hunger strike by 150 Palestinian terrorists in Israeli jails, the Red Cross says ICRC doctors are “conducting regular visits to detained hunger strikers. The group also call for “a swift resumption of family visits, which are required under the Fourth Geneva Convention.” 

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However, the group does not extend the same demand to the kidnappers of Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Shayer and Naftali Frenkel. In a statement posted on the ICRC website, the group notes “mounting tensions” and “an extensive military operation takes place to rescue three abducted people in the West Bank,” but stops short of demanding the release of the hostages or the right to visit them. 

On the other hand, the Red Cross does detail the military aspects of the current incursion to Palestinian Authority-ruled cities in order to track down the missing boys. 

“The operation currently under way has included house-to-house searches and night raids, over 200 arrests, and the requisition of some private homes. Incidents of assault and clashes resulting in casualties – including one death in the West Bank and injuries in Gaza – are fuelling frustration and may trigger further violence. In Gaza, renewed air strikes and rocket fire are also contributing to rising tension.,” said the statement. 

The organisation’s current policy seems consistent with the stance it maintained during the Gilad Shalit affair. Then, Red Cross officials never demanded the right to visit him the hostage, sufficing only with several polite requests for “signs of life” from Shalit. 

In addition, Jacques de Maio, head of the ICRC delegation in Israel and the “occupied territories” said “Civilians living in the West Bank now face increased restrictions on their movements, and several thousand family members cannot visit their loved ones in prisons in Israel this week because of security closures.

It is not clear as of this writing whether de Maio intended to include the three Jewish families who have not been able to visit their children this week, and who do not know what condition the boys are in.

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59 COMMENTS

  1. Red Cross is a BS organization where the heads get paid well and donations never reach the needy anyway. I stopped giving when after Hurricane Sandy, the people really in need in the N.Y, City area got very little and no one knows where the money was spent. They do not care about the Israelis so why give them another dime? I gave after Katrina and that was another “where was the money spent”?

  2. Red Cross is a BS organization where the heads get paid well and donations never reach the needy anyway. I stopped giving when after Hurricane Sandy, the people really in need in the N.Y, City area got very little and no one knows where the money was spent. They do not care about the Israelis so why give them another dime? I gave after Katrina and that was another “where was the money spent”?

  3. This is nothing new for the Red Cross. It is an historically anti-semitic organization. They didn’t visit the concentration camps during WW2. They charged our soldiers for supplies during WW2. They didn’t distribute the money they collected for the Katrina victims. They sold tainted blood for profit- the litany of their crimes go on and on.

  4. It’s happening everywhere islamic people congregate in majority. It is time to bleed islamic people everywhere they are globally, Folks. Let them all be exposed for the humanity they lack. We all see them. Global awareness is in effect to now determine basic cultural ideologies that are no longer relevant or tolerable. Islam Must Be Exterminated From Earth. Obama must die.

  5. isn't it true that if an army or entity or state violates the laws of war –which require allowing visits by ICRC– then the ICRC has to suspend its services to that army, entity or state? So ICRC should have suspended its services in Gaza since Hamas refused to allow ICRC visits to Gilad Shalit.

  6. The International Red Cross has been a Jew hating organization for a long time. My friend was wounded by Syrian shelling in the 1950 and the IRC came to his aid but when they saw that he's a Jew they said it's only a Jew and left him to bleed to death but he was rescued by the Israeli army. They also told Magen David Adom to drop the Magen David from their ambulances.

  7. The ICRC have been a viciously antisemitic sewer for … well, forever. Remember that they wouldn't allow the MDA to join under the Star of David.
    F*** them. I never give them a brass farthing – and tell them exactly why.

  8. If you’ve never been there, you would be shocked to discover that the most commonly spoken language at the Geneva HQ of the International Red Cross is….. Arabic! Surprise! I don’t know how, but the Red Crescent has come to dominate the cross. So expect only an Arab perspective from them.

  9. I don't think they are anti Jew, during Hurricane Andrew they charged $5.00 a gallon of water cash only to families. It was free water they got from the coast guards, during 911 they took millions of dollars of donations for the victims families and just kept it, during Katrina I believe the red cross was ban because they never really help anyone. Over 40 years ago my mother ask them for help to get surgery for my sister so she could speak and they told her speaking was cosmetic and they did not cover cosmetic. My allowance was 25 cents a week, I spent it on a bar of soap and wash cloth every week for soldiers in Vietnam, I found out they where charging the soldiers 75 cents for them, explaining why when my cousin returned home my mother forbid me to buy for the red cross ever again. I think the red cross is just a giant heartless scam that sucks the life out of everyone and it needs to be stopped.

  10. I did the same on the International Red Cross page. I inserted the link as a comment on two posts on the page. I knew the organization was anti-Semitic, but was thrown by how bad it really is.

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