According to Germany, Israel "opened fire near a German ship".
France and the United Nations this week warned Israel that it was endangering the multinational peace mission in Lebanon by sending its fighter planes into Lebanese airspace.Ugh. Why, oh why did Israel agree to this cease-fire? What a sinkin' mess.
Germany is heading the naval component of the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon but has refused to contribute ground troops in a bid to avoid clashes with Israeli forces because of lingering sensitivities over the Holocaust.