"Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he does not favour sending Canadian troops to southern Lebanon as part of a multinational peacekeeping force, adding that countries in the area should be responsible for resolving the conflict.
Harper said it would not be Canada's "first choice to have Canadian or foreign troops" sent to enforce peace between Israel and Hezbollah. On Tuesday, Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz said Israel would be willing to hand over control of a security zone in southern Lebanon to an international force."
""We do not target UN personnel and, since the beginning of this conflict, we have made a consistent effort to ensure the safety of all members of (the UN peacekeeping force). This tragic event will be thoroughly investigated," Mr Regev said.Earlier UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said he was "shocked" at Israel's "apparently deliberate targeting" of the UN post in Lebanon.
Mr Annan described the strike as a "co-ordinated artillery and aerial attack on a long established and clearly marked UN post.""
"It is meant to be a universally recognised symbol of neutrality and a guaranteed passage of protection for the victims of armed conflict.
But at least 10 Lebanese ambulances bearing the emblem of the international red cross have instead become targets in Israeli air strikes that have killed more than a dozen civilian passengers being transported to hospitals in the south of the country.
The latest attack occurred on Sunday night near the small village of Quna, where two ambulances travelling in convoy were fired on by an Israeli Apache helicopter as they sped to the besieged port city of Tyre ."
"The Israeli Defence Force has not commented about its targeting of ambulances, but in the past has said militants in the West Bank and Gaza had used them to transport weapons and fighters, in contravention of laws governing armed conflict."