Jerusalem: Palestinian detainee transferred to Gaza
|Publisher||International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)|
|Publication Date||1 April 2012|
|Cite as||International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jerusalem: Palestinian detainee transferred to Gaza, 1 April 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f7d6ca42.html [accessed 13 March 2014]|
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was in no way involved in the negotiations between Hana Shalabi and the Israeli authorities, and is not aware of the details of the arrangement. However, the organization urges the Israeli authorities to comply with international humanitarian law (Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention), which prohibits Israel, whatever its motives, from forcibly transferring Palestinians to another territory.
On purely humanitarian grounds, the ICRC did facilitate a visit between Ms Shalabi and her relatives, which took place today at the Erez crossing.