Thursday, December 08, 2005

Red Cross Movements Adopt Red Crystal, Clearing Way for Israel to Join

In very welcome news on the humanitarian law front, the signatory states of the Geneva Conventions voted yesterday (98 in favor, 27 against, 10 abstentions) to adopt a Third Optional Protocol, adding the red crystal symbol to the red cross and red crescent as a permissible emblem. This clears the way for membership into the movement of Isreali relief agency Magen David Adom.

See full details at the ICRC website, here.


Blogger anonymous said...

What next? Green clovers, yellow stars, blue diamonds? A vertifable lucky charms of symbols so people won't take "offense". Esssh.

12/08/2005 11:13 PM  

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