Hezbollah will pay ‘full price’ for deadly attack, Israel says
MAJIDIYA, Lebanon – Agence France-Presse
Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed when Hezbollah fired a missile at a convoy of Israeli military vehicles at the Lebanon border. REUTERS PhotoPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon’s Hezbollah it will pay the “full price” after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers Jan. 28 in an attack that raised fears of another all-out war.
A Spanish U.N. peacekeeper was killed as Israel and Hezbollah exchanged artillery fire -the most serious clashes between the bitter enemies in years - following the attack by the Hezbollah.
“Those behind today’s attack will pay the full price,” Netanyahu’s office quoted him as saying at a meeting with Israeli’s top security brass late on Jan. 28.
The two soldiers were killed when Hezbollah fired an anti-tank missile at a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area, the army said.
Seven other soldiers were wounded, but none were reported to have suffered life-threatening injuries.
The U.N. Security Council called an emergency meeting to discuss ways to defuse tensions between the two sides, who fought a month-long war in 2006.
Israel responded to the Hezbollah shelling with “combined aerial and ground strikes” on southern Lebanon.
The United States stood by Israel after the exchange of fire and condemned Hezbollah’s shelling of an Israeli military convoy, which apparently came in retaliation for a recent Israeli strike on the Golan Heights that killed senior Hezbollah members.