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Red Cross shuts down Gaza office after attempted break in

International Committee of the Red Cross temporarily shuts down Gaza office after angry activists attempt to break in.

Red Cross shuts down Gaza office after attempted break in

Red Cross: Palestinian Red Crescent acted 'impartially'

Red Cross rejects Israel's criticism over Red Crescent ambulance which failed to treat wounded Israelis after shooting attack.

Red Cross: Palestinian Red Crescent acted 'impartially'

Red Cross Won't Give Hamas's Response on Captives

ICRC says request for info by Israeli families relayed, but won't give Hamas reply; claims law doesn't require return of living captives.

Red Cross Won't Give Hamas's Response on Captives

Red Cross 'Lost its Moral Compass' During the Holocaust

ICRC head admits Red Cross failed to protect Jews, preferring to remain willfully blind to the horrors of Nazism.

Red Cross 'Lost its Moral Compass' During the Holocaust

Red Cross Cooperating with Hamas-Affiliated University

The Red Cross and the Islamic University in Gaza plan to hold a joint conference on humanitarian law and Sharia law.

Red Cross Cooperating with Hamas-Affiliated University

ICRC: Gaza's Water Supply Suffering from Operation

Red Cross delegation leader claims clean water, electricity to Gaza suffering as a result of operation. But is it true?

ICRC: Gaza's Water Supply Suffering from Operation

Red Cross Calls for Release of Kidnapped Youths

International Committee of the Red Cross calls for release of three Israeli teenagers, says they must be treated "humanely".

Red Cross Calls for Release of Kidnapped Youths

Red Cross: 500,000 Wounded in Syria

ICRC report says those in need of aid often don't receive it; urges rebel factions and Assad's forces to ensure aid gets to those in need.

Red Cross: 500,000 Wounded in Syria

Is John Kerry to Blame?

Is John Kerry to Blame?

Israel Allows Hamas to Retrieve Terrorists' Bodies

In a "humanitarian gesture", Israel allowed Hamas to retrieve bodies of four terrorists killed on Thursday night.

Israel Allows Hamas to Retrieve Terrorists' Bodies

MDA Cancels Service in Judea, Samaria

MDA blames funding cut for decision to shut down 13 emergency response posts, but residents say Red Cross is behind the move.

MDA Cancels Service in Judea, Samaria

Syria: 6 Red Cross Workers Abducted

ICRC says 6 of its staffers and one Syrian Red Crescent worker were abducted in northwestern Syria.

Syria: 6 Red Cross Workers Abducted

Red Cross 'Concerned' over Hunger-Striking Prisoners

Palestinian Prisoners' Club says one of the terrorist prisoners has been refusing food since May 5.

Red Cross 'Concerned' over Hunger-Striking Prisoners

Syria: Not All Druze Students Return Home to Israel

Not all Druze students studying in Syria returned home to Israel at the end of the school year, according to the International Red Cross.

Syria: Not All Druze Students Return Home to Israel

PM Tells Red Cross: “Freeing Hamas Prisoners Means More Terror’

PM Binyamin Netanyahu tells Red Cross Pres. Peter Mauer a freed Hamas prisoner deported to Gaza soon was glorying in his return to terror.

PM Tells Red Cross: “Freeing Hamas Prisoners Means More Terror’

PM Warns Israel Has 'Legal, Moral Right' to Defend Its Civilians

PM Netanyahu issued a blunt warning Monday to the International Red Cross, saying Israel will attack any nation that fires at its civilians.

PM Warns Israel Has 'Legal, Moral Right' to Defend Its Civilians

'Exercise Eager Lion' War Games Active in Jordanian Desert

Military forces from Jordan and the US are drilling together in the Jordanian desert with 17 other nations in Exercise Eager Lion 2013.

'Exercise Eager Lion' War Games Active in Jordanian Desert

Syrian Rebels Vow to Conquer Golan, Refugees Refuse Israeli Aid

Syrian refugees might be desperate, injured and starving – but they won’t accept Israeli aid, as rebels vow to reconquer the Golan Heights.

Syrian Rebels Vow to Conquer Golan, Refugees Refuse Israeli Aid

Red Cross Chief Visits Syria as Violence Continues

Red Cross chief Peter Maurer urges Assad to respect international humanitarian law and let the ICRC provide aid.

Red Cross Chief Visits Syria as Violence Continues

UN Probes Syrian Massacre

United Nations monitors entered a village Saturday to probe reports of a massacre.

UN Probes Syrian Massacre

Hunger Striker Families Protest at Red Cross in Ramallah

Families of hunger striking prisoners in Israel blocked the entrance to the offices of the Red Cross in the PA capital of Ramallah.

Hunger Striker Families Protest at Red Cross in Ramallah

Abbas: Death of Hunger Striking Prisoners Will Launch 'Disaster'

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas warns of a “disaster” if any of the Arab prisoners dies while carrying out a hunger strike in an Israeli prison.

Abbas: Death of Hunger Striking Prisoners Will Launch 'Disaster'

Red Cross Signs Deal with Syria

The International Committee of the Red Cross has signed a deal with Syria's government to expand a humanitarian mission to Syrian citizens.

Red Cross Signs Deal with Syria

Red Crescent Allowed into Homs

Aid workers accompanied by UN aid chief Valerie Amos entered the battered city of Homs as Syrian forces continue to shell other towns.

Red Crescent Allowed into Homs

Syrian Forces Execute 47 Army Defectors

Forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad executed 47 army defectors as the bloody assault on the central city of Homs continues

Syrian Forces Execute 47 Army Defectors

Syrians Vote on New Constitution, Activists Boycotting

Syrians cautiously went to the polls Sunday to vote on a new constitution that would keep President Assad in office until 2028.

Syrians Vote on New Constitution, Activists Boycotting

Syrian Red Crescent Official Shot Dead

Even emergency medical responders are now apparently considered fair game in Syria's budding civil war. A Red Crescent official is dead.

Syrian Red Crescent Official Shot Dead

Red Cross: Hamas' Behavior Totally Unacceptable

The Red Cross says Hamas' refusal to grant them access to Gilad Schalit is "totally unacceptable."

Red Cross: Hamas' Behavior Totally Unacceptable

Netanyahu: "The Party is Over" for Terrorist Prisoners

PM Netanyahu says terror-prisoners will lose privileges beyond strict legal requirements after Hamas rebuffed ICRC. "No more prison doctorates."

Netanyahu: "The Party is Over" for Terrorist Prisoners

Red Cross to Hamas: Prove Shalit is Alive!

Marking the 5th anniversary of Gilad Shalit’s capture by Hamas, the Red Cross has finally called on Hamas to prove that he is still alive.

Red Cross to Hamas: Prove Shalit is Alive!

Assad Follows Speech for ‘Dialogue’ With Murder of 7 Protesters

Assad’s army and police killed seven more protesters 24 hours after he promised a “national dialogue.” Ehud Barak: Assad will fall in six months.

Assad Follows Speech for ‘Dialogue’ With Murder of 7 Protesters

Red Cross: No Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

"There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza." So states categorically Mathilde Redmatn, the deputy director of the Red Cross in the Gaza Strip.

Red Cross: No Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Fighting Terrorism Diplomatically

US declares Hamas “terrorist organization” on paper, but Israel has to deal daily with this reality - even sometimes by expelling Hamas members.

Fighting Terrorism Diplomatically

Trying to Get a Letter to Brother Gilad via the Red Cross

The brother of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit again attempts to get a letter to his brother through the Red Cross. Hamas rejects the agency.

Trying to Get a Letter to Brother Gilad via the Red Cross

Protest: Red Cross Headquarters or Hamas Base?

Concerned citizens held a protest outside the Red Cross offices in Jerusalem Monday night, protesting the "disgraceful" hosting of Hamas leaders.

Protest: Red Cross Headquarters or Hamas Base?

Red Cross Justifies Hosting Hamas Leaders

Three wanted Hamas leaders have taken refuge in Red Cross offices in Jerusalem – while Hamas prevents ICRC from visiting Gilad Shalit in Gaz

Red Cross Justifies Hosting Hamas Leaders

Terrorist 'Hero Photos' - Courtesy of the Int'l Red Cross

Photos of arch-terrorist Ramzi Binalshibh - taken by a delegation of the International Red Cross (ICRC) - have showed up on the Internet.

Terrorist 'Hero Photos' - Courtesy of the Int'l Red Cross