Loading…
Friday, April 25, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeNewsWorld
Published: Tuesday, 12/17/2013

Israeli defense chief: Lebanon to punish sniper

ASSOCIATED PRESS

JERUSALEM — Israel’s defense minister says Lebanon has pledged to punish the sniper who killed an Israeli soldier in a cross-border shooting this week.

Military officials from the two enemy countries met Monday with U.N. mediators to lower tensions. Speaking about the meeting today, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Israel was told the sniper was a “rogue” soldier who disobeyed orders.

He said, “they jailed him, interrogated him, and according to their claims, they will punish him” for violating directives. He said Israel had asked to be updated about the case.

A senior Lebanese security official said investigators were still questioning the soldier and declined to say whether any disciplinary measures would be taken. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter with the media.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories