Red Cross under fire for alleged anti-Israel bias and failure to intervene in Hamas hostage situation

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Red Cross challenged over anti-Israel bias, inaction on Hamas’ hostages



“It’s time for the Red Cross to do their job and visit the hostages. For 73 days, nearly 250 hostages have been suffering in abhorrent conditions at the hands of Hamas, with no relief from humanitarian organizations like the Red Cross. One woman, Daphna Pollak, decided to take matters into her own hands, organizing a care package convoy to raise awareness and show compassion for the hostages. However, her efforts were met with silence and empty offices, leaving Pollak and her supporters feeling disappointed and abandoned by the very organization that is supposed to provide assistance in times of crisis.

Voices of frustration and disappointment

At the heart of the issue are real people – wounded, women, newborn babies, and elderly individuals who are suffering in unimaginable ways due to their captivity. The Red Cross spokesperson’s lackluster response only added to the frustration, leaving many wondering what has become of the values and principles that the Red Cross was founded upon.

The international Red Cross’ role in the conflict

Questions arise regarding the International Red Cross’s handling of the situation, with some accusations pointing to their failure to uphold their mission and values. Reports from sources like UN Watch and Hen Mazzig paint a picture of bias against Israel and a failure to advocate effectively for the hostages’ release. The Red Cross has not lived up to its role as a neutral humanitarian organization, and the consequences have been dire for the hostages and their families.

A call for justice and change

This event has brought together individuals from various backgrounds, all united in seeking justice for the hostages. Muslim event participant Salman Sima highlighted the shared experiences of suffering, while others expressed their frustration with the Red Cross’s inaction and bias. Everyone agreed on the urgent need for change in how the Red Cross operates, particularly in its approach toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Hope for a better future

Despite the disappointment, the event was a step in the right direction, drawing attention to the conditions faced by the hostages. It served as a reminder that advocating for change and holding organizations accountable is necessary in the fight for justice and human rights. It’s time for the Red Cross to live up to its values and fulfill its mission, ensuring that no individual, regardless of nationality, is left to suffer in silence.”



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