Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Jenin: Conspiracy Worries Or Something To Hide?



Israel postponed a UN fact-finding visit to Jenin citing worries about attempts to "cook up" evidence. The UN's impartiality has been questioned and UN Mideast envoy Terje Roed-Larsen did little to help by pre-emptively declaring the area "horrifying beyond belief." Larsen worked with Shimon Peres on the Oslo interim agreement but his relationship with with the IDF and the defense establishment has been strained since last year, when he denied the UN had a video of the kidnapping of soldiers from Har Dov - a video that later did emerge.

Israel cited concerns that three of the four members of the proposed UN committee are political officials rather than military officers able to make battlefield determinations.

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