Monday, July 31, 2006

AlterNet: Blogs: Video: Israel's precision-guided message to the UN

AlterNet: Blogs: Video: Israel's precision-guided message to the UN
Israel's precision-guided message to the UN
By David DeGraw
Posted on July 27, 2006, Printed on July 31, 2006

On Tuesday, four UN peacekeeping troops died in an Israeli airstrike in Khiam, Lebanon. UN commanders say their outpost came under attack for hours and that Israel ignored 10 calls to stop. By the time the assault ended peacekeeping troops from Canada, Finland, China and Austria had died.

Israel is denying its troops were targeting the UN. But the Consul General of Israel in New York, has accused the UN troops of being sympathetic to Hezbollah.

In this clip, Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, specializing in Middle East and United Nations issues, discusses the issue with Democracy Now!:

"There were ten separate phone calls made by UN officials to the Israeli military who agreed they knew it was underway, and each time told them it would stop. It didn't stop. Instead it culminated in a so-called precision-guided missile."

For further information read: Did Israel Attack the U.N. 'Accidentally on Purpose'?

Video courtesy of DemocracyNow!.

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David DeGraw is AlterNet's video blogger.

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