Israel, the next OJ. I’m sure they won’t rest until they find the killers.
[Israel’s U.N. ambassador] Dan Gillerman also said Israel would not allow the United Nations to join in an investigation of an Israeli airstrike that demolished a post belonging to the current U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon. Four U.N. observers were killed in the Tuesday strike.
Meanwhile, the wife of the Canadian soldier who is missing and presumed dead in the attack lashes out.
The wife of a Canadian observer who was killed when an Israeli jet attacked a United Nations post in Lebanon blamed Israel on Thursday for the incident and said its forces had been firing on the spot for weeks.
Major Paeta Derek Hess-von Kruedener is presumed dead, although his body has yet to be found. Three other U.N. observers — from China, Austria and Finland — died in the border post in Tuesday’s attack.
“Why did they bomb the U.N. site? In my opinion those are precision-guided missiles (so) then that it is intentional,” his wife Cynthia told reporters at an army base in Kingston, Ontario. Her comments were carried by CBC television.
Israel denies its forces deliberately targeted the UN site. The United Nations says it asked Israel a dozen times to stop bombing near the post in the hours before the attack.
“And that wasn’t the only day they were firing on that base. My information from him (the major) is that week upon week they had been firing on there, bombing near it,” said Hess-von Kruedener.
“That was their duty. They were U.N. observers. The building was clearly marked, the vehicles were clearly marked, they’re clearly marked as U.N. observers. So why were they (the Israelis) firing on that base?” said Hess-von Kruedener.