A Lebanese Army sniper opened fire at an Israeli civilian vehicle at the country’s border with Lebanon, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.
While Arab media claimed that an Israeli soldier was killed in the attack, an Israeli spokesperson could neither confirm nor deny the reports from both Lebanon’s Daily Star, and NOW news website citing Al-Jazeera television.
The vehicle targeted by the sniper was travelling along the Israel-Lebanon borderÂ near the northern town of Rosh Hanikra, an Israeli spokesperson told The Algemeiner.
“An investigation of the incident is under way,” the IDF said.
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an IDF spokesman, said that “the IDF has protested this outrageous breach with UNIFIL and has heightened its state of preparedness along the border.”
“We will not tolerate aggression against the State of Israel, and maintain the right to exercise self defense against perpetrators of attacks against Israel and its civilians,” he added.
Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot cited a security source who said “The circumstances have yet to be determined, but this is serious.”
Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television claimed that Israeli soldiers were attempting to cross the border when the incident happened.