International Committee of the Red Cross

WATCH: “Shuja'iyah: Land of the Brave” reveals a crisis of humanity

Short video by Palestinian filmmaker Hadeel Assali emphasizes need to scrutinize the priorities of humanitarian institutions.

Gaza health ministry declares state of emergency

Rafah
14 July 2014

Frustrated aid workers stranded at border as Egypt keeps Gaza crossing closed.

Gaza mothers face another Ramadan without their imprisoned sons

Rami Almeghari
Gaza City
27 June 2014

At weekly Gaza City vigil, parents of Palestinians in Israeli prisons urge more action to free their loved ones.

Israel preparing for "industrial-scale" torture of Palestinian hunger strikers

Hunger strikers “are doing this for us, the Palestinian people,” says the son of a prisoner in an Israeli jail. Israel is planning to begin force-feeding hunger strikers.

Palestinian anger grows at Red Cross silence on hunger strikers, killings and arrests

Rights advocates contrast ICRC’s silence on Palestinian prisoners with swift response to the alleged kidnapping of three Israeli settlers.

Red Cross refuses to call on Israel to release Palestinian children held by army

Supposedly neutral organization shows double standard with immediate call for settlers’ release.

Swiss army knifes Palestinians with Israeli drone deal

Swiss purchase of Israeli drones “field-tested” on Palestinians exposes as propaganda country’s claim to promote peace, human rights.

Gaza rallies in support of critically ill prisoner

Joe Catron
Gaza City
7 February 2014

The Israeli authorities have refused to give Ibrahim Bitar’s family full details about his condition.

Israel destroying emergency shelters of home demolition victims, says Red Cross

The Red Cross has suspended distribution of tents and shelter materials to Palestinian victims of Israeli home demolitions in the occupied West Bank’s Jordan Valley because Israeli occupation forces are habitually destroying or confiscating them.

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