Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Israel arrests 13 UN employees for terror

TEL AVIV, Israel (Reuters) - Israel has arrested 13 U.N. employees and plans to indict them for 'suspected links to terrorism,' an Israeli army officer said Tuesday.

Maj.-Gen. Yisrael Ziv, speaking to reporters, did not say when they were arrested.

His comments came after Israel backed away from an accusation that Palestinian militants had used a U.N. ambulance in Gaza to transport a rocket to be fired at Israel.

'We have in our hands a list of 13 detainees who are to be indicted, they are U.N. people with suspected links to terrorism,' Ziv said.