Red Crescent abandons terrorist victims

November 15, 2015 by J-Wire News Service
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Prime Minister Netanyahu has instructed Israel’s Foreign Ministry to file a sharp protest with the International Committee of the Red Cross responsible for the Red Crescent requesting explanations for the abandonment of Jewish injured following a terrorist attack in Oltniel which claimed two lives.redcrescentNetanyahu said the abandonment was in contravention of all human and civilized norms. “If things are indeed as they seem to me today, the State of Israel will take appropriate steps against the Red Crescent,” the Prime Minister said.

As a result of the attack  Rabbi Yaakov Litman and his son Netanel were murdered. The mother of the family, Noa, and another son were lightly wounded.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,  spoke with Noa Litman, the wife of Rabbi Yaakov Litman and mother of Netanel Litman, who were murdered yesterday in a terrorist attack near Otniel. The Prime Minister expressed his condolences and those of the nation over the terrible loss. Noa Litman told him that a Red Crescent ambulance stopped at the scene of the attack but rendered no assistance to the wounded and told the family to contact Magen David Adom.

During joint ISA/IDF operational activity in Hebron, a man has been arrested on suspicion of perpetrating the attack; additional suspects have also been detained. The weapon and vehicle used to commit the attack have been seized.

In the course of his ISA investigation, the chief suspect linked himself to the attack, other details of which are still barred from publication.

J-Wire has asked the Australian Red Cross for comment.



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