Thursday, January 8, 2009

Israel says "F" international humanitarian law

The United Nations Relief and Workers Agency says it has halted aid deliveries to the besieged Gaza Strip until the safety of aid workers can be guaranteed. The agency is calling for a permanent ceasefire. Spokeswoman Elena Mancusi Materi tells VOA the decision was made after one of UNRWA's drivers was shot and killed by tank fire while on his way to an Israeli border crossing to pick up some goods. "I just want to tell you that we have had cases of wounded people dying because ambulances could not reach them," the International Committee of the Red Cross Deputy Director of Operations Dominique Stillhart said. Stillhart says during the three-hour break in hostilities Wednesday, Israeli officials finally allowed a Red Cross-Red Crescent team to go into houses shelled four days earlier in the Zaytun neighborhood of Gaza City. He says the rescuers found 15 dead and 18 wounded, including four small children too weak to stand on their own next to their dead mothers. "And, this only 80 meters away from an IDF, Israeli military post who were clearly aware what was happening in these houses and they did not allow the Palestinian Crescent and ICRC to access these places," he said. "And, clearly failed ... their own obligation under international humanitarian law to care for the wounded regardless of which side, be they Palestinian or Israeli wounded."
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The American Government needs to stop sending $BILLIONS of taxpayer's money to support Israel. Contact your representative today!
What would Jesus Do?? My faith tells me these are not the actions of God's "Chosen People"




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