Three weeks ago, Israeli artillery “retaliated” for a cross-border Hezbollah attack, and ended up killing a Spanish soldier with the UN observer force, UNIFIL. The UNIFIL now believes Israel deliberately targeted them.
Hezbollah conducted the attack in retaliation for the January Israeli attack in Syria, which killed some of Hezbollah’s top anti-ISIS fighters. They killed two Israeli soldiers with anti-tank missiles, and said that was the end of it.
UNIFIL officials say Israel never even attempted to fire at the Hezbollah forces that were attacking them, and instead focused their artillery directly at the UNIFIL observation tower, with strikes getting closer until they finally hit it, killing soldier Francisco Javier Soria Toledo.
The UN believes that attack was meant to “punish” the peacekeepers for not stopping Hezbollah from conducting the attack, though the lightly armed UNIFIL force is primarily there to document cross-border incidents, not prevent them.
8 thoughts on “UN: Israel Deliberately Targeted Peacekeeper in Lebanon”
Will the US and it's vassal states impose sanctions on Israel and it's leadership? I know, fat chance.
Rather hilarious that the United Nations is prevented from passing any sanctions whatsoever against a country that murders its own members on purpose, repeatedly, and doesn't even try to hide it.
The US (and most likely the UK) are the ones who prevent sanctions against Israel to happen. Which is why I advocate changing the UN Charter to eliminate the "permanent" Security Council member status and Executive Veto – majority votes should rule.
This is like walking into your home and seeing your wife having sex with with the cable guy, at which point you head to the kitchen and make yourself a sandwich. The UN will ignore every mass murder committed by Israel.
Well, you sort of *have* to make your own sandwich- once the cable guy is through with her she's bound to be a little too worn out to make it for you, right? 😀
So will NATO.
Even murder of a NATO member's citizens.
Can you say Mavi Marmara?
Should such an incident take place along Peruvian borders response would have been immediate. But, then, for all our faults, we retain moral and spiritual independence. Vassalage or serfdom to so- called indispensable nations or to pretended God-given rights is not in our books. Probably because we still retain a sense of shame, a lost trait it seems in today´s political scene.
Hezbollah killed two Israelis, eh?
Hahahahaha! Yeah, right.
And Israel won the 2006 war..
Merkava versus Kornet E
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