Yaalon: We hold Lebanon responsible for Israeli soldier’s death

Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon Monday held the Lebanese government and army responsible for the shooting of an Israeli soldier, Navy Master Sgt. Shlomi Cohen, on the Israeli side of the border Sunday. They are responsible for whatever happens on their side, he said. IDF and Lebanese liaison officers meet UNIFIL investigators later to cooperate in investigating the facts. Israel has protested to the Beirut government and demanded an explanation for the incident, as well as information on the Lebanese army shooter and an assurance of steps to prevent such incidents recurring. “Israeli will not tolerate any violations of its sovereignty from across its borders,” the minister said.

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