Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 8:29:41 pm
The International Committee of the Red Cross wants to visit the Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hizballah. (That’s what they do. And they get very upset if they’re not allowed to do it.)
But oddly enough, the terrorist organization doesn’t seem to pay any attention to international humanitarian law: No positive response from Hezbollah on Israeli prisoners: ICRC.
GENEVA (AFP) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it had not received agreement so far to its request to visit two Israeli soldiers abducted by Hezbollah guerrillas.
“To this day we have not received a positive response,” said Pierre Kraehenbuehl, director of operations at the ICRC.
The approach to the Lebanese Shiite group was first when the soldiers were seized during a border attack on July 12, he told reporters.
The Geneva-based humanitarian agency carries out visits to detainees captured in conflicts worldwide, including in Israel, to ensure they are treated humanely.
Kraehenbuehl said the ICRC had also reminded Hezbollah of its obligation to ensure proper treatment of its prisoners.