redcrescent.jpg June 7, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to information carried on a semi-official Iranian website, Mehr, Iran's Red Crescent has announced that it will attempt to breach Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.
"Iran's Red Crescent Society (RCS) will send humanitarian aids including food and medical supplies to Gaza in the coming days...The aid group is also preparing to send two relief ships to the coast of Gaza..." [source, [http://www.mehrnews.com/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=1096712]
The Red Crescent is considered to be a fraudulent healthcare organization which often functions as a jihadist tool.
"The use by terrorist organizations of medical resources, particularly ambulances, in order to bypass the searches and security checks in IDF checkpoints emphasizes the need for a security check of medical vehicles," an IDF statement announced. "Such searches are conducted in order to ensure that ambulances are not used by terrorists in an attempt to transport terrorists, weaponry and explosive devices." One of the most prominent incidents highlighted by Israeli security agencies is the suicide bombing attack on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem on January 27, 2002, in which an Israeli civilian was killed and over 100 were injured. The suicide bombing was carried out by Waffa Idris, a resident of the Amari refugee camp near Ramallah. Idris acted as a medical secretary in the Palestinian Red Crescent. Following an investigation by Israeli security forces, it appears that the Palestinian suicide bombers were dispatched to carry out the attack by Muhamad Hababa, a resident of the village of Beit Iksa near Ramallah, a Tanzim operative and an ambulance driver of the Palestinian Red Crescent. An additional associate to the terror attack was Munzar Nur, a resident of Anabta, near Tulkarm, which worked for the Palestinian Red Crescent as well." [http://www.israelnewsagency.com/palestinianambulancesterrorism1009.html]
Iran tried a similar stunt in 2009 only to find its ships turned back by Israeli forces.
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