UN Officials: Observers Asked Israel 10 Times To
By Associated Press
peacekeepers in southern Lebanon called the Israeli military 10
times over a six-hour period to ask it to halt its nearby bombing
before their observation post was hit, killing four people,
according to details of a preliminary U.N. report on the incident
released to The Associated Press on Wednesday.
During each phone call, an Israeli official promised to halt the
bombing, according to a U.N. official who had seen the preliminary
The U.N. peacekeepers at the post said the area within a kilometer
of the post was hit with precision munitions, including 17 bombs and
12 artillery shells, four of which directly hit the post Tuesday,
the report said.