Palestinians Rage, Seethe, Attack Red Cross Headquarters After Their Request for Shalit Proof of Life
Rage against the Red Cross for asking about Shalit
Palestinians whose relatives are held in Israeli jails, hold banners reading in Arabic: “Wa’ed, the Association for prisoners and former detainees; We will keep our promises”, left, and “Wa’ed, the Association for prisoners and former detainees; The Red Cross is crying for one soldier and they forget 7000 prisoners in occupation jail (referring to Israeli jails) [Because these prisoners are all regularly receiving all their Red Cross goodies!—VB]”, right, as they beat against the doors of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, in Gaza City, Thursday, June 23, 2011. The ICRC appealed to Palestinian armed groups on Thursday to prove an Israeli soldier captured five years ago is alive. Later Thursday, about 20 relatives of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel gathered outside the Red Cross office in Gaza City, threw eggs and empty bottles at the building and demanded an apology. The crowd, mostly female, broke a sign on the wall of the building before Hamas police arrived and sent them home.