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Friday, August 04, 2006

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The Hezbollah maintain that they do not use civilians for cover or as human shields during the war, but these videos contradict their claims.

In fact, the Hezbollah do not stop at using homes, civilian infrastructure and vehicles, women and children for cover, they deliberately engage in operations that draw fire to UN peacekeeping troops as well.

From an e-mail sent 18 July by Maj Hess-von Kruedener (the Canadian soldier who lost his life to an Israeli air strike) to

What I can tell you is this: we have on a daily basis had numerous occasions where our position has come under direct or indirect fire from both artillery and aerial bombing. The closest artillery has landed within 2 meters of our position and the closest 1000 lb aerial bomb has landed 100 meters from our patrol base. This has not been deliberate targeting, but has rather been due to tactical necessity.

Look at the last sentence. Maj Hess-von Kruedener is obviously trying to say, without violatating the neutrality of UNTSO, that Hezbollah was firing from within meters of his post. Let me repeat, “meters,” and for days at that.

And check out this UNINFIL press release:

It was also reported that Hezbollah fired from the vicinity of four UN positions at Alma ash Shab, Tibnin, Brashit, and At Tiri.

Put together, it is pretty obvious that Hezbollah is violating the neutrality of the UN positions by intermingling their forces around them. As a result, UN peacekeepers, some of them unarmed like Maj Hess-von Kruedener, are dying for it.


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