Spain, Israel agree to joint probe on peacekeeper's death in Lebanon

Spain and Israel have agreed to carry out a joint investigation on the death of a Spanish U.N. peacekeeper who was killed in Lebanon during Israeli shelling near the border, Madrid said on Friday.


The soldier was killed on Wednesday when the Israeli military shelled border areas following a Hezbollah attack that left at least two Israeli soldiers dead, Spanish authorities said.


The attack was launched in retaliation for an Israeli airstrike on a Hezbollah convoy in Syria's Golan Heights that killed six Hezbollah members and an Iranian commander.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telephoned his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy "to express his condolences and sadness at the death in Lebanon of Corporal Francisco Javier Soria Toledo," Rajoy's office said in a statement.



פרסום ראשון: 01.30.15, 22:49