So many "international aid workers" and "human rights advocates" are just leftist ideologues bent of bashing America and Israel.
So as someone who can remember when organizations such as Amnesty International and the International Red Cross commanded my respect, I'm glad to call Jan Egeland to your attention.
Excerpt from The Australian:
Much of Gaza, including two main hospitals, was without power and running water as a UN aid chief warned that the 1.4 million residents of the strip were three days away from a humanitarian crisis.I wish The Australian had identified Egeland's relief organization. But perhaps The Australian didn't want to expose that organization to the hostility and censure it might receive from other "relief organizations" for employing someone who'd say what Egeland is reported as saying.
"They are heading for the abyss unless they get electricity and fuel restored," said emergency relief co-ordinator Jan Egeland, who urged militants to free Corporal Shalit and stop firing rockets into Israel.
As long as we're talking about The Australian, I'll take the opportunity to once again express my admiration for Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard who's unapologetically for civilization.
Message to Kofi and Jacques: Be more like Howard.