ICRC Repatriates Body of Lebanese Woman who Died in Israel
The International Committee of the Red Cross repatriated Monday the body of a Lebanese woman who died in Israel, where she was receiving medical care after being shot by the Israeli army during its withdrawal from south Lebanon, police here said.
Raymonda Rizk, 28, was hit in the back by a stray bullet May 24 when Israeli troops fired in the air to disperse a crowd of terrified Lebanese who were hoping to flee to Israel during the army's hurried withdrawal.
Rizk, who was from Marjayoun, where the Israeli army had its headquarters during its 22-year occupation of south Lebanon, was treated at a hospital in Haifa, where she died, the Lebanese police said.
The woman's parents, brother, sister and daughter, who had all fled to Israel, accompanied her body to Lebanon. Rizk's husband, however, remains in Switzerland, where he is seeking political asylum for his family, the police said.
More than 6,000 Lebanese fled to Israel during the army's withdrawal, most fearing reprisals from Hizbollah.
Lebanese police say 1,050 of the refugees have since returned from Israel -- TYRE, Lebanon (AFP)
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