Israel and the occupied territories: ICRC calls for release of abducted teenagers

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15-06-2014 News Release

Tel Aviv/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the three teenagers abducted in the West Bank on 12 June.

“We are very concerned by the fate of the teenagers. International humanitarian law prohibits abduction as well as the taking of hostages,” said Robert Mardini, head of ICRC operations in the Middle East. “They must be treated humanely, and their lives and dignity protected and respected.”

The ICRC reiterates its readiness to act as a neutral intermediary on a strictly humanitarian basis.

For further information, please contact:
Ran Goldstein, ICRC Tel Aviv, Tel: +972 52 27 57 517
Jean-Yves Clémenzo, ICRC Geneva, Tel: +41 79 217 32 17 ()

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