ICRC: So What If We Used Our Funds To Honor Pali Terrorists


Earlier this month, Palestinian Media Watch reported on a ceremony in the Palestinian Authority celebrating the International Red Cross' 150th anniversary. The official PA daily reported that the International Red Cross (ICRC) together with the Palestinian Red Crescent planted 150 trees bearing the names of "veteran prisoners," meaning security prisoners who have been imprisoned for many years.

Following PMW's report, the International Red Cross, in a letter to Weekly Press Pakistan - Canad, denied its involvement in the ceremony:

"Please note that ICRC was not present during the planting of the trees ceremony reported by your website."
However, not only did ICRC not condemn the Palestinian Red Crescent's glorification of terrorists in the ceremony, it chose to justify the use of ICRC money by the Palestinian Red Crescent. The ICRC issued a statement defending their right to use donor money any way they choose, even though the issue being raised was the use of ICRC money for terror glorification:
"Over the decades, the ICRC has provided support, including financially, both to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society and to [Israeli] Magen David Adom for their humanitarian programs. It remains the prerogative of the National Society to define its own priorities and activities and to allocate funds accordingly."
The official PA daily wrote that "the International Red Cross and the Palestinian Red Crescent... planted 150 fruit trees that carry the names of the veteran prisoners jailed in the occupation prisons... [during] a ceremony called 'My Honor is My Freedom'... to mark the 150th anniversary of their founding."

The PA uses the term "veteran prisoners" to refer to those who have been in jail the longest, and in most cases these prisoners are serving life sentences for murder or multiple murders.

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International Red Cross Plants Trees To Honor Pali Terrorists

Posted by: Stable Hand at 11:25 AM


1 Never give a dime to the ICRC. I got wise to them years ago. If you want to give send directly to the local organization. If you send it through the ICRC they will take a healthy cut for themselves. That's why right after the Japanese earthquake we sent our $1000 directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society by wire transfer. That way all of the $ went to the victims. Screw the ICRC.

Posted by: faboutlaws at May 29, 2013 01:22 PM

2 My dad told us kids about the Red Cross charging for coffee donuts to the troops when he was in England before going into France.
He us Never gave them a dime.

Posted by: Kafiroon at May 29, 2013 01:45 PM

3 Hate this weird comment thingy.
Do Not use "ampersand" as it does not recognize it.

Posted by: Kafiroon at May 29, 2013 01:47 PM

4 Planting trees is a good thing regardless of the reason. The trees will remain long after the reason is forgotten. That is if someone doesn't decide to blow them up.

Posted by: GREYROOSTER at May 29, 2013 02:23 PM

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