Israeli soldiers carry their injured comrade after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon on January 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JALAA MAREY
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Hezbollah fighters attacked an Israeli military convoy Wednesday in the occupied Shebaa Farms, in south Lebanon, killing at least two soldiers and wounding seven, in retaliation for Israel's recent airstrike in the Golan Heights.A U.N. Spanish peacekeeper was also killed in the heavy exchange of fire that followed the Hezbollah attack, as UNIFIL commander Maj. Media reports had earlier said that four Israeli soldiers were killed in the attack.Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV said the attack destroyed 9 vehicles.Hezbollah claimed the attack on the Israeli military convoy in a statement. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to make Hezbollah "pay" for the attack.A Lebanese Foreign Ministry statement said the country remained committed to Resolution 1701, arguing that Hezbollah's attack did not amount to a violation of the 2006 deal since it targeted an Israeli military convoy inside the Shebaa Farms, which is occupied Lebanese territory.The attack comes after an Israeli airstrike on a Hezbollah convoy in the Golan Heights village of Qunaitra on Jan. 18 that killed an Iranian Revolutionary Guard general along with six Hezbollah fighters, including the son of slain Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh.
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