The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it had not received agreement so far to its request to visit two Israeli soldiers abducted by Hezbollah guerrillas.
"To this day we have not received a positive response," said Pierre Kraehenbuehl, director of operations at the ICRC.
The approach to the Lebanese Shiite group was first when the soldiers were seized during a border attack on July 12, he told reporters.
The Geneva-based humanitarian agency carries out visits to detainees captured in conflicts worldwide, including in Israel, to ensure they are treated humanely.
I'm truly shocked! Doesn't the terrorist group strictly adhere to international law and the Geneva Convention? Aren't they at the forefront of moral integrity and virtuous behavior? Soon, I expect we will see scathing op-ed pieces in the international press and angry marches by the outraged left to denouce this inhumane and uncivilized situation. I think I also heard that Cindy Sheehan plans to camp outside the Beirut Iranian embassy and start a hunger strike for "as long as it takes" until Hezbollah sees the error of its ways. I hear she's bought some property next to the little cave that Nasrallah lives in (or was it Osama? I forget).
Soon, some big, famous Hollywood stars plan to make international appeals that Hezbollah stop using disproportionate civilian shields or UN observers to courageously hide behind as they fight against Israel. The Dixie Chicks will announce a benefit concert to help the captured Israeli soldiers and provide relief for the hundreds of thousands of displaced Israelis who have had to suffer through Hezbollah rockets raining down on their homes.
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