The red crystal is the symbol for the jewish red cross branch.
The original symbol for the red cross was an 'inversion' of the swiss flag, because of the neutrality of the Swiss, thus the cross represents
neutrality in war, they help people on either side and are ignored as combatants.
This is the Swiss Symbol
This is the Red Cross symbol
This is the Red Crescent, which, in palestine I should add, has been accused of carrying weapons for
The use of the crescent apparently started in the Russo-Turk war at the end of the 19th century. The concern was that muslims wouldn't respond to
the red cross, so they made it a red crescent.
This is the original symbol for the jewish group of the red cross
The group was founded in 1930.
This is what it will look like, apparently, when operating within israel.
The red cross was a variation of thesymbol for switzerland. The red crescent a variation of the symbol for the ottoman empire, so why not the red
star of david as a symbol of israel?
explains things nicely.
Apparently the Tamils wanted a Red Swastika and the Iranians wanted a red Iranian Lion.
The whole idea is that a person with the symbol can't be attacked, held, etc.
I very much doubt that in another arab-israeli war that the red diamond thing or red crescent will afford anyone any protection.
The whole idea of gentlmanley warfare of this nature that the geneva convetions is something from the past. Modern warefare between non-states has
nothing to do with it. For example, non of the isurgents in iraq are bound by the geneva conventions, and have captured and threatened aid workers
[edit on 9-12-2005 by Nygdan]