Red Cross Slams Israel Over Access to Gaza Wounded

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Geneva (AP) The International Red Cross is accusing Israeli Forces of failing to help wounded Palestinians in Gaza.

In one specific instance, the aid group says Israel caused “unacceptable” delays in letting rescue workers reach a Gaza home where four small children were found alive next to their mothers’ bodies.

Israeli officials said the delay was caused by fighting in the area.

The International Red Cross says rescuers eventually received permission to go to the site Wednesday, four days after it was hit by Israeli shells.

They found 15 dead and 18 wounded in three houses, including the children who were too weak to stand.

Israel’s ambassador in Geneva denies his country is failing in its humanitarian obligations.

The Ambassador says Israel respects international humanitarian law and is working with aid groups to allow the wounded to be removed and in some cases transferred to hospitals in Israel.

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