Danon demands condemnation of Palestinian Red Crescent
Israel’s UN ambassador, Danny Danon, on Monday wrote to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, demanding a condemnation of the Palestinian Red Crescent, following the revelation that the organization’s ambulance was at the scene of the shooting attack near Hevron on Friday but the paramedics did not treat the wounded Israelis.
“An ambulance that doesn’t assist wounded civilians is a terrorist collaborator. This is a blatant disregard for all universal moral values a and blatant disregard for human life,” Danon wrote Ban.
In the letter, Danon pointed out that the fact that an ambulance of the Palestinian Red Crescent failed to treat the wounded Israelis is a flagrant violation of international law.
“This is a blatant disregard for the moral commitment of the organization to any wounded person everywhere,” he wrote.
The Israeli government also announced Saturday night intentions to launch an international campaign against the Red Crescent.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the foreign ministry to lodge a stern complaint with the International Committee of the Red Cross 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.
Magen David Adom has confirmed that when its own medics arrived on scene, they discovered a Red Crescent ambulance loitering nearby without providing medical help to the victims of the attack.