Army: Palestinians, not Israeli Soldiers, Shot at UN Convoy
The Israeli army said that Palestinian gunmen shot at a convoy of cars accompanying UN Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson on a visit to Hebron on Sunday, denying media reports that Israeli soldiers were the source of the fire, according to the Jerusalem Post newspaper.
The army said that while Robinson's entourage was travelling in the Israeli controlled section of the city, Palestinian gunmen fired at the line of vehicles.
However, AFP quoted Palestinian police on Sunday as saying that the shots were fired at the convoy from an Israeli army post guarding a Jewish settlement in the center of the flashpoint city.
The United Nations human rights commissioner arrived Friday on a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, said the agency.
In the meantime, an Israeli army commander accused the Palestinians of seeking to turn their "guerrilla war" against Israel into a terrorist campaign, according to AFP.
"We have noticed on the ground recently that in their guerrilla war the Palestinians are putting an increased accent on terrorist methods in view of our strength and their numerous losses," Colonel Gal Hirsch, command of the West Bank region around Ramallah said.
"They are aiming at civilians on roads and in markets, and that is not by chance. The Palestinian authority is not naive: it has freed experts in terrorism," he added – (Several Sources)
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