Reacting to news reports that
A U.S. AC-130 gunship raked insurgents Friday night after hundreds of women and children fled the besieged city of FallujahIsraeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom appealed to President Bush to "use maximum restraint" in Iraq
Shalom said the Sharon government was "gravely concerned" at the situation on the ground in Fallujah and other areas where the American military was conducting operations.Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at April 09, 2004 09:04 PM
He called upon the American administration to "put in place procedures that will allow safe and secure passage for humanitarian purposes."
"We deplore the killing and wounding of innocent Iraqis, and we urge the United States to use maximum restraint to avoid harm to civilians and permit access for humanitarian services," said Shalom.
"We are deeply concerned by American defense actions that put civilians in harm's way