By Philip   |  04-09-2018   News
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has weighed in on the slaughter of civilians in Gaza. The death toll has been rising especially since the beginnings of the Palestinian March of Return protest. ICRC is concerned particularly with the vast number of civilian casualties and injuries occurring at the border of Gaza and Israel at the West Bank.

Some 1500 people required medical assistance as of March 30 during the protest march near Israel's border fence. Some 800 of those injured had been injured through the deployment of live ammunition. <a href="https://www.richardsilverstein.com/2018/04/02/gaza-doctor-accuses-israel-of-using-exploding-bullets-israeli-ambassador-calls-norwegians-nazis-for-denouncing-gaza-massacre/">The munitions employed</a>, by the way, resulted in highly explosive impact causing extraordinarily severe injuries.

<blockquote>“The human toll demonstrates the importance for all sides to take all possible precautions to minimise exposure to harm and casualties among the civilian population,” said Fabrice Edouard, acting head of the ICRC sub-delegation in Gaza. “We recognize Israel’s security concerns, yet it is imperative that lethal force only be used as a last resort and when strictly unavoidable in order to protect life.”</blockquote>

The Red Cross and Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) did their best to serve the region. Red Cross has done their best to coordinate with the PCRS but admits that the "influx of casualties" is excessively straining "an over-burdened and under-resourced medical system."

Source:

http://normanfinkelstein.com/2018/04/09/the-red-cross-recognizes-israels-legitimate-security-concerns-to-keep-the-gaza-concentration-camp-sealed/

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