DND Removes Report On Killing Of Canadian Soldier By Israeli Forces

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Military pallbearers carry the casket of Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener whose remains returned to Canada Friday August 4, 2006, during a ceremony in Trenton, Ontario. (CP PHOTO/Fred Chartrand) | CP

The Defence Department has quietly removed from the Internet a report into the killing of a Canadian military officer by Israeli forces, a move the soldier’s widow says is linked to the Conservative government’s reluctance to criticize Israel for any wrongdoing.

Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener and three other United Nations observers were killed in 2006 when the Israeli military targeted their small outpost with repeated artillery barrages as well as an attack by a fighter aircraft.

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