Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday he doubts Israel’s deadly attack on a UN observation post in Lebanon, which killed a Canadian observer, was deliberate.
Harper, speaking to reporters in eastern New Brunswick, said the Canadian military would consult with the United Nations and Israeli government to determine what happened.
"I certainly doubt that to be the case, given that the government of Israel has been cooperating with us in our evacuation efforts, in our efforts to move Canadian citizens out of Lebanon and also trying to keep our own troops that are on the ground involved in the evacuation out of harm’s way," he said.
"We want to find out why this United Nations post was attacked and also why it remained manned during what is now, more or less, a war during obvious danger to these individuals."
[July 26, 2006]