What motivates the ICRC?
This is their mission statement:
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.
The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It directs and coordinates the international activities conducted by the Movement in armed conflicts and other situations of violence.
In following that mission statement, the ICRC are active in the Middle East. But the lofty words there are not matched by their political posturing. Their organization is riven with hate for Israel and its Star of David symbol, and outright bias and prejudice. (See here and here.) And their fixation on the Jewish State is reflected in their apparent continuing dishonesty.
The only things that can be clearly demonstrated are that the ICRC is using a harsher standard against Jewish state than it has used against any other country in recorded history, that its anti-Israel standard has no basis in international law as it is currently understood and applied, and that ICRC employees advocate the ICRC’s anti-Israel position by means of falsehoods and disingenuous argumentation. Until an ICRC employee is willing to be more forthcoming, the reasons for the ICRC’s bias against the world’s only Jewish state will remain a mystery.
The latter exposure comes from this highly significant expose by the inimitable Elder of Ziyon. Read it all (here) and see how a supposed international, respected body just cannot see straight when it comes to Israel.
So, what drives the ICRC? In my opinion, based on the available evidence, when it comes to Israel the answer is not one they should be proud of.