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May 17, 2007

Doctors Without Borders' Hitman

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When not carrying out the good work of Doctors Without Borders, Muzab Bashir plotted assassinations

In the past, CAMERA has documented Doctors Without Borders' slant against Israel. But even we were startled to read today in the Jerusalem Post that:

A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip who works for the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders has been arrested for allegedly plotting to assassinate Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed Thursday.

Mazab Bashir, 25, from Deir el-Balah began working with Doctors Without Borders five years ago. . . .

According to the officials, after the doctor realized that the security surrounding Olmert was impenetrable, Bashir decided in December 2006 to kill David Be'eri, head of the Elad organization, a group involved in purchasing Arab homes in Jerusalem's Old City.

That same month, he underwent combat training in the Gaza Strip in order to learn to kill without using weapons.

In January 2007, Bashir again entered Israel again on behalf of Doctors Without Borders, and began collecting information on Be'eri. He made additional trips to Jerusalem in February and March, and on April 18. He was arrested on April 19.

During his interrogation, Bashir said he had planned to return to Gaza to complete his combat training and learn, among other things, how to break necks. He said he intended to use his skills to kill Be'eri.

Duncan Mclean, head of 'Doctors Without Borders' in the region, told Israel Radio, "I don't think embarrassed would be the right word. We are very sad for Bashir who has been working for us for almost six years. But we would like to make it very clear that we make a distinction between his professional work and what he does on his personal time in the sense that all our staff is hired for professional reasons and I don't think our organization can be held liable for every aspect of their life."

In other words, on his personal time, Bashir plotted and trained to kill the prime minister. In his professional time, he upheld Doctor's Without Borders' mission to "'bear witness' to the conflicts that give rise to its medical work."

Posted by TS at May 17, 2007 08:20 AM


Based on their response "Doctors without Borders", should rename itelf "Doctors without Morals". I guess they'd praise Hitler for "inventing" the VW Beetle, building the Autobahn, etc.; forgetting that "minor inconvenience" of WWII and the Holocaust.

Posted by: ben at May 17, 2007 11:45 AM

Doctors without Borders cannot be held accountable for this man's actions. Within every group of substantial size there will be bad people. It doesn't make the whole group bad.

"Doctors without Morals"? Please...

Posted by: John at May 23, 2007 09:13 AM

If you go to the Web Site for Doctors without Borders, they have a pull down menu to select a country. Israel is not listed there however the "Palestinian Territories" are listed.

Posted by: Yaakov Holansky at June 15, 2007 06:37 PM

Went to the web site as mentioned by Yaakov and sure enough Israel is not listed. In my opinion not only are they hypocrites but they are "Doctor's without brains."

Posted by: Larry at August 1, 2007 02:45 PM

Doctors Without Borders is an NGO that provides free medical services to the poorest, most volatile regions in the world. I find that certain comments on this blog reflect the ignorance of an unappreciative and undeserving Western society, of which I am at times ashamed to be a part of.

Posted by: Cam at March 26, 2009 01:20 AM

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