A Canadian UN peacekeeper who was killed in Lebanon overnight Tuesday by an
IAF missile strike on his post wrote in an email to his former commander in
the Canadian army six days before his death that Hizballah was using the UN
post as a human shield.
Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener added in the email that IAF strikes near the
UN post prior to his death were "necessary" and that the IDF fire was not
intentionally targeting the post, according to Maj.-Gen. Louis Mackenzie,
Kruedener's former commander, who told a Canadian radio station about the
Kruedener's wife demanded Thursday to know why IAF missiles struck the
United Nations site where her husband was stationed, despite repeated pleas
by observers there to halt the firing. She also said she believes the attack
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