RAMALLAH, May 10, 2012 (WAFA) – Families of striking prisoners Thursday shut down the International Red Cross office in Ramallah when they blocked staff from entering the building for a while.
The families held banners and pictures of the prisoners and denounced what they said was Red Cross “bias and subjective” position regarding the prisoners’ issue.
They called on the Red Cross to play a more active role and to take responsibility for the prisoners issue by exposing Israeli violations of the prisoners’ rights.
Red Cross spokeswoman, Nadia Debsi, said that the Red Cross calls on the Israeli prison administration on daily basis to transfer the striking prisoners to a hospital where they can receive appropriate medical care.
This move came a day after a number of Palestinian activists had shut down the United Nations office in Ramallah for a while and prevented staff from entering the building to protest UN indifference to the strike.