Friday, July 28, 2006
Israel refuses to allow UN investigate the 4 UN War Observers' Deaths
Ha'aretz: "Israel's ambassador to the UN, Dan Gillerman, said Israel would not allow the UN to join in an investigation of an Israeli air strike that demolished a post belonging to the current UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon and killed 4 UN war observers. Gillerman said: "Israel has never agreed to a joint investigation... War is an ugly thing and during war, mistakes and tragedies do happen." That is absolutely correct, but if you have nothing to hide, you would encourage the investigation to be absolutely transparent. Besides, Israel's stance against the UN investigating the deaths of its own observers will convince anyone who questions what actually happen that this was no accident.