Israel declares war on Palestinian Red Crescent


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Israel declares war on Palestinian Red Crescent
Israeli officials demand explanation after Arab ambulance ignored dying Jewish victims of terror attack on Friday near Hevron.
By Nitsan Kedar
First Publish: 11/14/2015, 8:53 PM

Following reports that a Red Crescent ambulance passed by the site of Friday's deadly terrorist attack and ignored the victims as they lay dying, the Israeli government will be launching an international campaign against the organization, which in principle does not treat Jews - despite being bound to treat all casualties regardless off their identity. Israel's Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency service, by contrast, regularly treats Palestinians.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the foreign ministry to lodge a stern complaint with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, under whose auspices the Red Crescent operates, demanding an explanation as to why the Palestinian ambulance ignored Israeli victims, contrary to all humanitarian and ethical practices.

A foreign ministry source told Arutz Sheva that "Israel will enact all necessary sanctions against the Red Crescent." Netanyahu himself related to the incident in question this evening, during a press conference in which he condemned the terror attacks by ISIS in Paris. "There was an incident yesterday, which appears to be very serious. The matter relates to an ambulance of the Red Crescent, which appears to have passed by the Litman family - (passed) by its dead and injured - and did not approach to give treatment.