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UN observer's wife calls attack 'intentional'
Updated Thu. Jul. 27 2006 11:30 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
The wife of Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener, missing and presumed dead after an Israeli attack on his UN observer post, has charged the bombing was "intentional."
"The building was clearly marked, their vehicles were clearly marked, they were clearly marked as UN observers," Cynthia Hess-von Kruedener told reporters Thursday.
"So why were (the Israelis) firing on that base? ... In my opinion, those were precision-guided missiles, so the attack was intentional."
She also said that Israel had attacked the area several times before, "for weeks upon weeks," according to her husband
Israel says UN can't be part of probe of deadly attack on post
Israel's ambassador to the United Nations ruled out Thursday major UN involvement in any potential international force in Lebanon, saying more professional and better-trained troops were needed for such a volatile situation.
Dan Gillerman also said Israel would not allow the United Nations to join in an investigation of an Israeli air strike that demolished a post belonging to the current UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon. Four UN observers were killed in the Tuesday strike.
"Israel has never agreed to a joint investigation, and I don't think that if anything happened in this country, or in Britain or in Italy or in France, the government of that country would agree to a joint investigation," Gillerman said.
He apologized for the strike that killed the four UN observers, but said the conflict was a war and that accidents happen.
"This is a war which is going on," he told reporters. "War is an ugly thing and during war, mistakes and tragedies do happen."
Originally posted by RetinoidReceptor
I have cousins living there, why would they move there? It is idiotic.
Religion is truly something that stands in the way of human mental evolution. The permanent members of the Security Council should stop helping these fanatics [the Arabs, the Israelis]