Thursday, December 20, 2012

Protesters close down ICRC offices in Ramallah

Palestinian Arab activists held a protest that closed down the International Committee of the Red Cross offices in Ramallah today.

They were protesting Israel's treatment of terrorist prisoners and the supposed lack of ICRC pressure on Israel.

If the Red Cross provides health services from this location, this is a clear violation of international law.

Even if not, the Palestinian Arab propensity to protest those who are trying to help them - a practice that goes back to the early 1950s with attacks on UNRWA - shows a particular immaturity.