Tag Archive for Jacques De Maio

Abandoning Israelis kept hostage, ICRC demands Israel reinstate visits to Hamas prisoners


In effort to pressure Hamas to release Israeli hostages, and the bodies of kidnaped killed soldiers, Israel suspended visitation rights to their terrorist prisoners.
• Israel’s Public Security Ministry rejected the ICRC’s request outright.
• Father of Lt. Hadar Goldin, whose body is held by Hamas, says demand demonstrates the Red Cross’ “hypocrisy and inhumanity”

By Itsik Saban


The International Committee of the Red Cross has demanded that Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan reinstate visitation rights for Hamas prisoners from Gaza who are serving time in Israeli prisons. According to the committee, Israel’s decision to prevent family members from visiting security prisoners is a “violation of the Geneva Convention.” Continue Reading »

ICRC official corrects Palestinian assertions: ‘Israel is not an apartheid state’


Jacques De Maio, who heads the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation to Israel and the PA, clears up inaccuracies expressed to the ICRC about Israel: ‘There are no IDF orders to shoot suspects to kill, as political officials have tried to convince us’.
– De Maio also rejects claims of apartheid: ‘There isn’t a regime here that is based on the superiority of one race over another; there is no disenfranchisement of basic human rights based on so-called racial inferiority.’

By Sever Plocker


With an annual budget of about $2 billion and 16,000 staff, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is the biggest humanitarian organization in the world. Continue Reading »

Red Cross Keeps Israeli Captives’ Fate to Themselves

Refusing to deliver Hamas’ response on fate of captive Israelis to their families, the ICRC reminds Israel, the law doesn’t require them to negotiate or secure return of living captives.

By Dalit Halevy


Jacques De Maio, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross’s delegation in Israel and “the occupied territories,” told the Hamas paper Al-Risalah Net that he had contacted Hamas about the fate of captured Israelis after receiving requests from their families.

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According to De Maio, contact between the Red Cross and the families of missing Israelis currently held in Gaza has been completely covert.

The Red Cross relayed the request for details about the missing Israelis to Hamas, according to De Maio, but he refused to divulge the response given by the Hamas terrorist organization regarding their fate. Continue Reading »