TEL AVIV (Nov. 1)
An Israeli ambulance helicopter clearly marked with the Red Magen David, was shot down by the Egyptians after the cease-fire was declared, killing an Israeli physician who was in the copter tending the wounded. This was revealed by Moshe Barnea, secretary of Amnesty International in Israel which sponsors the Public Committee for Israeli POWs. Barnea charged that the Red Cross shares responsibility to this crime because until now it has refused to recognize the Red Magen David’s equal rights with the Red Cross or the Syrian Red Crescent.
The Amnesty secretary listed several violations of the Geneva Convention by the Arab forces including the rape of a Bedouin girl and her mother, murdering a girl on the Golan Heights, bombing the Druze villages on the Golan, shelling some 40 Israeli civilian settlements with “Frog” missiles and removing the shoes of prisoners of war to humiliate them. He suggested that Israel should condition any assistance to the encircled Egyptian forces by following to the letter the demands of the Geneva Convention.
Elizabeth Taylor will conduct an art auction at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam Saturday evening on behalf of the United Israel Appeal. She conducted a similar auction sale last week in London and volunteered to continue to raise funds for Israel.