Report: Hizballah using UN post as a shield

Friday, July 28, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
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 email letter.

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 was intentional.

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