UN Security Council condemns shooting death of IDF soldier near Lebanon border

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 17, 2013 03:37




The United Nations Security Council released a statement late Monday condemning the shooting death of an Israeli soldier near the border fence with Lebanon.

The 15-member body said that a UN investigation confirmed that a Lebanese soldier had acted on his own volition and opened fire at an IDF non-commissioned officer who was in his vehicle at the time the shots were fired.

The Council said it was "a serious contravention of the existing operational rules and procedures as related to resolution 1701," a reference to the resolution which effectively ended the Second Lebanon War between Israel and Hezbollah in August 2006.


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