August 15, 2006, - 2:08 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Our friend and top Israeli investigative reporter, Michael Freund, has an incredible article in today’s Jerusalem Post that tells you why you should NOT give to the Red Cross.
The organization not only healed Hezbollah fighters, but it helped them cross the Litani Bridge.
Here are more details:
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provided medical care to Hizbullah terrorists wounded while fighting against Israel, the Jerusalem Post has learned.
“The moment a Hizbullah fighter is injured, he is considered a non-combatant, so we must take care of him,” ICRC spokeswoman Carla Haddad told The Jerusalem Post by phone from Geneva. . . .
Haddad confirmed that ICRC personnel in southern Lebanon, working together with members of the Lebanese Red Cross, had offered medical assistance and other unspecified forms of relief to Hizbullah members hurt on the battlefield.
The Post contacted the ICRC after a photograph appeared in Thursday’s New York Times depicting Red Cross workers assisting wounded members of Hizbullah to cross a makeshift bridge over the Litani River. . . .
Asked if the ICRC would assist wounded Hizbullah fighters even if it meant they would then be able to return immediately to the battle or continue firing rockets at Israel, Haddad replied, “There is nothing wrong with assisting the war wounded.”
Pressed to clarify if the organization would also provide aid to al-Qaida members wounded in clashes with US troops in Afghanistan, she momentarily hesitated before saying, “Yes, of course. We would assist non-combatants on both sides.”
So, why does this have to do with aid to the American Red Cross? A LOT. As Michael Freund points out:
The American Red Cross, Miller said, has thus far sent $500,000 to the ICRC for relief activities in Lebanon and an additional $80,000 has been raised.
Don’t give to the Red Cross, unless you want to give to Hezbollah.
And don’t forget how the International Red Cross treated true non-combatants–concentration camp inmates under the Nazis, including millions of Jews. So nice, that concentration camp victims weren’t worthy of this “neutral” organization’s help (and cooked in the ovens, instead), but Islamic terrorists are worthy by the ICRC’s warped standards. Some neutrality. And it’s hardly neutral the way ICRC treated Israel over the years.
Nice work, Michael. Read Michael’s excellent blog.
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