UN condemns death of Spanish peacekeeper

Published January 29th, 2015 - 07:56 GMT

The UN Security Council publicly condemned the death of a Spanish UN Peacekeeper during a clash between the Israel Defense Force and Hezbollah on January 28th, 2014, reports Reuters.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he "deeply regrets" the Spanish soldier's death.

"I urge the Security Council to unequivocally and publicly condemn Hezbollah," he added. "The terrorist organization must be disarmed and the government of Lebanon must abide by its international commitments and fully implement Security Council resolution 1701."

In addition to the death of the Spanish peacekeeper, two IDF soldiers were killed in the anti-tank missile strike on a military vehicle, the IDF confirmed.

Seven soldiers were injured and are in light to moderate condition. The families of the casualties have been informed.

Israel shelled southern Lebanon early on January 28th, 2015.

Reuters followed with news that Lebanon fired an anti-tank guided missile at an IDF convoy in northern Israel. Hezbollah has since claimed responsibility for the attack.

"At 11:25 (0925 GMT) this morning, the Quneitra martyrs of the Islamic Resistance (Hezbollah) targeted an Israeli military convoy in the Shebaa Farms composed of several vehicles which was transporting several Zionist soldiers and officers," Hezbollah said in a statement broadcast on the group's Al-Manar television channel, reports AFP. 

Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam announced today that Hezbollah is not planning on enagging in a full scale war with Israel. 


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