30 October 2009



Israel is again being condemned, this time by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for AGAIN refusing medical aid into the occupied territory IT controls.

Israeli authorities have refused to allow medical equipment worth $800,000 to be transferred to the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Friday.

The news agency quoted a spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO) as saying Israel had prevented, for the fourth time, the transfer of medical equipment to Gaza through the Kerem Shalom border crossing, even though WHO had provided the required permit.http://en.rian.ru/world/20091030/156649969.html
Perhaps Israel needs to be acquainted with the Fourth Geneva Convention and the Hague Conventions of 1907;

The Fourth Geneva Convention (or GCIV) relates to the protection of civilians during times of war "in the hands" of an enemy and under any military occupation by a foreign power.

Collective punishments
Article 33. No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited.

Section III. Occupied territories
Articles 47-78 impose substantial obligations on occupying powers
Section I. Provisions common to the territories of the parties to the conflict and to occupied territories

Article 32. A protected person/s shall not have anything done to them of such a character as to cause physical suffering or extermination ... the physical suffering or extermination of protected persons in their hands