Two days ago, we reported on how the Norwegian Red Cross tried to keep a low profile on an educational trip to Israel, since it is considered as highly controversial.
Now, Vårt Land informs us that a veteran member of the Norwegian Red Cross, Harald Haukaa Fjørtoft has quit the organization in fury over what he sees a break with the Red Cross principle of neutrality:
It is true that Israel knows a lot about terrorism, but much more as a perpetrator than a victim, he says to Klassekampen.
Not only is he stumbling very unelegantly in his own argumentation on Red Cross neutrality with this kind of language, but his falseness is even more evident when one remembers another story we published yesterday:
Also Monday, Israeli police arrested a Hamas lawmaker who had been sheltered for more than a year in the International Red Cross offices in east Jerusalem, Reuters reported, quoting a police spokesman.
In summary, it is a good thing that Harald Haukaa Fjørtoft has found better things to do with his time. Apparently he must have been real crap at his main task at the Norwegian Red Cross, to follow up on the psycho-social development of rescue crews post 22/7 – since there was a need to travel to Israel to learn aobut competent care one can only surmise that Mr.Haukaa Fjørtoft is more politically interested, than professionally capable.
Good riddance, but maybe the director of communication, Bernt G. Apeland, should consider the same way out, after all, he was the one to call for investigation of Norwegian Jews to see if they could have committed war crimes on their holidays to Israel.
It would be too good to be true if also that unpresentable Dr. Mads Gilbert could be convinced to give up his medical license, his latest rant:He thinks that the Magen David Adom is a part of the Israeli State Apparatus, as well as the IDF and the ‘occupation’ forces. The Norwegian Medical Association patently do not believe in disciplining their members. The same behavior at the Royal College in the UK would make it very uncomfortable for the poor sod that brings the profession into disrepute.
Maybe, as is the case with the lack of Norwegian interest in investigating the Rosenholz Files for Norwegian moles, we should ask foreign medics to urge the Norwegian Medical Association to look at member’s ethics and proven track records on war crimes.