Costly mistake for Israel

11.24.02

Costly mistake for Israel:

The Israeli army admitted its forces killed a U.N. official, saying they mistook an object he was holding in his hand for a weapon during a heated battle with Palestinian gunmen in the Jenin refugee camp.

Logically speaking, there’s no way this was anything but an honest mistake. The Israeli army has absolutely no motive to target a UN worker – and plenty of counter-motivation. And in the middle of battle, I wouldn’t want to have to be the soldier trying to distinguish a cell phone from a weapon in a split second that could mean life or death. But none of that’s going to stop the UN from making Israel pay heavily. I’m not looking forward to seeing the fallout.

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