Nasrallah: Israel may be behind attacks on UN

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July 24, 2007 22:24

Hizbullah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah suggested Tuesday that Israel may be behind two recent bomb attacks that targeted United Nations peacekeepers in southern Lebanon. In an interview Tuesday on the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera television, Nasrallah said that while it was possible that al-Qaida or other extremist groups were behind the attacks, Israel could also be the culprit. "Why not Israel?" Nasrallah said, adding that "Israel has an interest in attacking UNIFIL with the aim of transforming the force into a multinational force under Chapter 7." He was referring to a section of the UN Charter that empowers a UN force to suppress threats to international peace and security - reflecting what could be his perception that Israel hopes to see UN troops actively moving against Hizbullah guerrillas in the future.


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