Israel refusing to give Red Cross information on jailed Hamas terrorists

The Red Cross has not provided information to Israel about the condition of the hostages still held in Gaza.

By Vered Weiss, World Israel News

In a reversal of an earlier decision, The State Attorney announced that it won’t give the International Committee for the Red Cross information it has requested about Hamas terrorists who are currently detained in Israeli prisons, as reported by Maariv.

The Red Cross has not provided information to Israel about the condition of the hostages still held in Gaza, and Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir recommended not offering details about incarcerated terrorists.

Ben-Gvir welcomed the decision from the State Attorney Thursday saying, “My clear policy from the the outset is humanitarian [aid] for humanitarian [aid]. If they [Hamas] want details about their damned terrorists [then they should] pass on information about our heroic abductees.”

He added, “It is a logical, normal, moral and legal demand,and any normal country would demand it. It’s good that the state attorney’s office understood and accepted my position.”

The Red Cross has been widely criticized for its handling of the hostage crisis during the current war between Israel and Hamas.

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Requests from family members of hostages and even Prime Minister Netanyahu himself to deliver medicine to captives in Gaza were denied by the humanitarian organization.

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, had strong words for the Red Cross for refusing to condemn the terrorist group for the October 7th massacre and for not reporting on the condition of hostages in Gaza.

“Hamas commits a serious and abominable war crime and the Red Cross covers it up, refuses to publicly condemn it and never presents to the world the monstrous behavior of Hamas towards the abductees,” Erdan said

He added, “They violate every day, every hour, international law, by not even allowing access to see the conditions of the hostages. It’s the most severe violation of international law.”