UAE's RCS condemns Israel's attack on relief convoy in Lebanon

Abu Dhabi, July 18th, 2006 (WAM)---The UAE Red Crescent Society condemned today the targeting of its relief convoy in Lebanon by Israeli forces.

RCS branded the act as a violation of Geneva Conventions that exposes the lives of civilians who are protected by international law.

RCS filed a complaint at the International federation of Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies against Israeli practices which it said hampers humanitarian relief operations and efforts to save the lives of endangered civilians.

The humanitarian relief society called on the International federation to shoulder its responsibility in providing protection of medical and releif convoys.

It also called the international community to condemn this behavior and to force Israel to abide by international conventions.