That UN Military Observer post at Khiyam has been in that same place for decades. Its position was well known to the IDF. It was well marked. There had been continual liaison wth the IDF in the past and in the hours leading up to the fatal attack.
"Why would the IDF attack a UN observer post? Who, in their right mind would think such a thing," says Gellerman, Israel's UN ambassador." An Irish Army captain assigned to UNDOF or UNIFIL answered the question succinctly in a television interview this morning. "We are the Secretary General's eyes and ears," he said.