French consul injured after IAF strike on Gaza
LAST UPDATED: 11/15/2011 15:39
Foreign Ministry in Paris says its envoy to the Strip, his wife and 13-year-old daughter were hit by shrapnel in strike two days ago.
Smoke rises after IAF bombs in Gaza (Illustrative) Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters
France's consul to the Gaza Strip, his wife and 13-year-old daughter
were injured during an Israeli air strike on Sunday night, French
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said on Tuesday.
reporters the three were were hit by shrapnel at their Gaza residence ,
which is located 200 meters from the site of the IAF missile
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"France condemns the consequences of the raid,"
he said. "While we are all for Israeli security, France recalls the
utmost necessity to avoid civilian harm," Valero said, without
specifying the nature of their injuries.
The IDF was looking into reports.
The air strikes killed one Palestinian and wounded four others after terrorists from the
coastal territory fired a rocket into southern Israel.
Relations between Paris and Jerusalem have been rocky in the past week
after French President Nicolas Sarkozy was overhead calling Prime
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "a liar."
Following the incident, Sarkozy wrote to Netanyahu to reaffirm
friendship despite what he refers to as their "differing views on the
Middle East," Israeli officials said on Monday.
Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.