Under Cone and others, MSF’s various branches have vacillated between ignoring Palestinian violence against Israeli civilians, and seeming to justify or celebrate it.
One of the low points of last year’s Gaza war was Israel’s August 3 strike outside a United Nations school in the city of Rafah. The strike, meant to hit a military target according to the Israel Defense Forces, killed at least 10 people and injured dozens. It was the latest in a string of Israeli bombs to hit U.N. facilities.
The Shin Bet has revealed a plot to assassinate Ehud Olmert. The suspect, Mazab Bashir, a 25-year-old Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, works for Doctors Without Borders.