Thursday, May 17, 2007

Terrorist Doctors without Borders

Some quotes from the Jerusalem Post (full article here)

Mazab Bashir, 25, from Deir el-Balah began working with Doctors Without Borders five years ago.

On April 19, he confessed during a Shin Bet interrogation that for months, he had been collecting intelligence on senior Israeli officials - including Olmert and a number of Knesset members.

Bashir met with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in September 2006, and said that the assassination was meant to avenge the deaths of Palestinian civilians.

Bashir was indicted Thursday in the Jerusalem District Court.

Duncan Mclean, head of 'Doctors Without Borders' in the region, told Israel Radio, "I don't think embarrassed would be the right word. We are very sad for Bashir who has been working for us for almost six years. But we would like to make it very clear that we make a distinction between his professional work and what he does on his personal time in the sense that all our staff is hired for professional reasons and I don't think our organization can be held liable for every aspect of their life."

If a humanitarian-medical organization would say that about Dr. Baruch Goldstein, don't you think they would immediatly lose their legitimacy in the eyes of the world (and media), yet they can say that about Mazab Bashir?

Also, this is just another reminder of how Palestinian terrorists use "medicine" as a cover, be it smuggling terrorists, bombs and weapons in ambualnces, or inflitrating Doctors without Borders...
Sorry I didn't post about Yom yerushalayim yesterday...will still try to get to it soon.

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tafka PP said...

So what do you suggest? Limit their freedom of movement even more? Evil people are always going to find ways to play the system to their advantage. (Like those UK bombers who pretended to be members of the ISM) All the same, if the Palestinian/Intl Humanitarian organizations in the West Bank/Gaza are now prevented from hiring any locals because of this person, that will only cause more problems.

And I don't think that quote from the head of DWB was anything more than expressing shock at the discovery of such a serious conviction against one of his workers, but more obviously, going out of his way to cover the behind of his organization.

Anonymous said...

The UK bombers didn't pretend to be members of ISM. They were openly helped by ISM infiltrate in Israel. Do not pretend to be naive.

Annie said...

That is horrifying. DWB should take some responsibility for not doing the requisite background check.

Conan The Librarian said...

Because of this I will not be sending in a donation to them ever again.

tafka PP said...

Anon- sorry, you're the one with the misinformation here, not me.

Lurker said...

A question for pp:

Imagine for a moment that following the Rabin assassination, the president of Bar Ilan had issued the following statement regarding Yigal Amir:

"I don't think embarrassed would be the right word. We are very sad for Yigal, who has been studying here for almost six years. But we would like to make it very clear that we make a distinction between his academic work and what he does on his personal time."

Honestly, now: Would you have presented the same defense for the Bar Ilan president that you made here for the director of DWB?

YMedad said...

Jameel, I have another take

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