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IDF Confirms: Soldier Killed from Lebanon Gunfire


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12:29 AM (Monday) IST: The IDF officially confirmed that an IDF soldier was killed on Sunday by gunfire from Lebanon.

The soldier’s family has been informed.

The name of the soldier is Shlomi Cohen (31). He was married, and without children.

An IDF soldier was killed by sniper fire from Lebanon a short time ago, according to reports in Al Arabiya, The Lebanon Daily Star and other Lebanese news sites. The soldier was reportedly shot near Rosh Hanikra, along the Northern border. Lebanon news sites are claiming that the shooting was done by the Lebanese Army, or by someone wearing a Lebanon Army uniform.

A Lebanese security official told the AFP news agency that no Lebanese Army soldier was involved in the attack.

The IDF spokesperson confirms there was a shooting incident from Lebanon, a complaint was sent to the UN, and that Israel reserves the right to respond to it. There was no mention of an injured or killed soldier, or of an exchange of fire.

According to a more recent IDF update, the soldier was driving a civilian car at the time of the attack. The IDF also confirms that the shooter was a member of the Lebanese Armed Forces.

According to Nahariya Hospital director Dr. Masaad Barhom, an IDF soldier was brought unconscious to the hospital at around 8 PM, after his car had flipped. He had holes in his upper body that appear to be from gunfire or possibly shrapnel. The doctors were unable to save his life.

It would appear the soldier was possibly hit by gunfire, and his car subsequently flipped over.

The UN is confirming that Israel did not breach the border ahead of the attack.

There are reports that the IDF is shooting back into the area in Lebanon where the attack came from.

Three days ago, there was a shooting incident from Lebanon, but no IDF soldiers were hurt in that attack.

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49 Responses to “IDF Confirms: Soldier Killed from Lebanon Gunfire”

  1. Ben II says:

    time to push the border back.

  2. Robin Rosenblatt says:

    We are in a World wide Islamic Cultural War or 1400-year-old Jihad.
    We each see a different parts of it in the world and if you put all the violent parts together it adds up to only one cause: an 1400 year old Islamic Cultural War. It is the same as that joke of four blind men touching the elephant.

    It is Cultural War that means Islamic Culture must destroy Western Culture or Western Culture must destroy Islamic Culture.

    It is a Genocidal War. Tactic for America, Stealth Jihad.

    The book "Culture and Conflict”, explains it clearly. It shows that current cultural conditions in the Arab Middle East will not support internal development, advancement or peace until there is a major cultural change. “It is critical that we understand our enemy. That is step one in every conflict,” RR. Philip Carl Salzman, INSB # 978-1-59102-587-0.

  3. Michaela Schuberg says:

    The liberal/left need to take a long hard look themselves in the wake of the appalling Muslim gang rape revelations. I don’t blame the Muslims particularly, they are simply living by the 7th century rules of a desert warrior, but I do blame the liberal/left for quite literally enabling the brutal rape and violation of our children.
    All you liberal/leftists are complicit in these crimes against humanity. You could have stopped it years ago, but you deliberately chose not to…” – Paul Weston; British Freedom Party

  4. The State of Israel must make war as God commanded. It is written in the Torah, in Deuteronomy 20:10-18, that God commanded that, in the war, Israel kill all the enemies, without distinction between combatants and civilians. The Arabs are making war against Israel, throwing missiles and rockets and rocks and firebombs at the Jews, and shooting the Jews, and are trying to steal the land of the Jews. Therefore, in the war against the Arabs, Israel must kill all the enemies, without distinction between combatants and civilians.

  5. Grayd Gray says:

    O Father, I pray for the safety of the IDF and peace for Israel.

  6. Basha Kline says:

    The silence from the BBC is deafening regarding this news but if the boot was on the other foot, they would be leaders of the next interfada!

  7. Why can't the finances of these groups be tracked back to the financiers? If they are tracked, why not kill the financiers, not just the idiots shooting their guns? If you can silence the lips that incite the hands to violence, why not? If you can't cut the strings of the puppets, cut the throats of the puppeteers. It's got to be easier than learning how to dodge bullets and shrapnel.

  8. Chris Hughes says:

    In all fairness, if the soldier crossed the border, then they had every right to shoot him as having soldiers crossing the border from one country to another is an act of war, but if he didn't then Lebanon are doing themselves no favours by upsetting israel…

  9. Part of the blame is on the Jewish people in the US. They support the Democrats, and the Democrats, especially under Obama, SUPPORT the Moslem terrorists. They are NOT supporting Israel!

  10. Nice Guy says:

    Anthony McPherson is right on the money! By the way if the USA had any sense, we would just take out the OIL wells/the equipment used to get the oil and ship the oil …and we can do that from the air/een with drones…NO troops on the ground need be used…and then bingo the Arabs would run out of funds to pay for terrorist acts. Huge sums of money from Saudi Arabia and IRAN pay all the terrorists in the world to make attacks on USA and Israeli interests often and European interests now and then as well…although the arabs are quietly busy taking over Europe by sending millions of arabs into Europe so that Denmark, France, England, Holland and so on have millions and millions of arabs and by 2025 will be 50% arabic and then the arabs will make an infatada that will make the ones they did in Israel look like a family picknic by comparison…and they will TAKE OVER EUROPE BY FORCE of their huge numbers of terrorists willing to commit suicide by killing Europeans…after they finish with Europe they will attack the USA. THEN with Europe gone and the USA Arabic (we don't even have to change our initials….United States of Arabia) they will finally attack Israel…they will leave Israel for last cause Israel will fight back killing millions of arabs and they know it !

  11. Nice Guy says:

    If Israeli leadership had any sense they would have a buffer zone of 100 to 500 miles so that there could NOT be any sniper fire…anyone infiltrating that buffer zone would be immediately killed by drones, mines, etc etc….with no warnings…
    there would be a warning on the fence….DO NOT ENTER! INFILTRATORS WILL BE KILLED WITH NO FURTHER WARNING!

  12. BDE, may his blood be avenged.

  13. OK Bibi. Send in the planes and destroy everything, and I mean everything, for 5 miles into Lebanon. Hey Lebanon–you just lost 5 miles by 13 miles of your country. Now go cry to the UN. Beirut is next boys–be very very careful!!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I think a lot of people have come to recognize that reality. Most American Jews have attention deficit disorder when it comes to Israel. They support Israel but any other issue at all blinds them like the headlights of an on-coming car blinds a deer. It's shameful, really.

  15. yes…American's President said in his book… What He is….We all are watching his actions…Which may suggests support a Radical Islamic Regime on the verge of going Nuclear !

  16. David Nordling says:

    It sounds official but we can always hope.

  17. Nicolle Simon says:

    Dearest Nice Guy ~ there used to be such a "buffer zone" and it was called the "U.N. Peace Keepers." Those UN peace keepers used to turn and look away when hezbullah attacked Israel. There is actual evidence of this. So? Wherever you put that "line" it will still only be Israel (G-d) who will and can defend it —

  18. Nicolle Simon says:

    Well, that's 2 of you who "get it": Nice Guy and Avrumeleh ~ Truly…an unforgivable act was committed against G-d's people and G-d's land by the Jews of America who cast a vote to re-elect Obama. Avrumeleh is absolutely correct: The collective memory of American Jews is far too short. They no longer care to remember or learn why their grandfathers fled their homelands to come to America in the first place. I pray that this time not all Jews have to suffer the consequences for the sins of the Jews who voted Democratic in the last presidential election! May HaShem have mercy for those of us who voted for the decent candidate, Mitt Romney.

  19. Nicolle Simon says:

    In all fairness, Chris…re-read any of the reports. It does seem like you're beginning to "get it" in the last part of your sentence. In all fairness, of course!

  20. Nicolle Simon says:

    Olah Sr. Pontes: Seems like a good idea to me. Let's both enlist to go do this. Are you available? Or are you busy living a life…perhaps have children you don't want to see made fatherless…perhaps you, too, love life almost as much as Israeli's do. Hey, come on, I bet the IDF will accept us…So what if the entire EU, UN and USA moves against you and me…your idea is quite the answer! ISRAELIS ARE NOT MASS MURDERS LIKE THE ARABS! Yes, it does create a problem for Jews in this world — they are not murderous like their neighbors ALWAYS HAVE BEEN — Europe and every where else!

  21. Chris Hughes says:

    Nicolle Simon I'm not beginning to get it? elaborate please.

  22. Nicolle Simon says:

    Baruch HaShem! There's now 3 of them who "get it!" Thank you for your intelligent words and sharing your insight. Be well.

  23. Chris Hughes says:

    Because the last time I checked, having your armed soldiers crossing a border into another country is an act of war

  24. Nicolle Simon says:

    Dear Ms. Schuberg ~ I believe you are almost 40% there… I, too, am deeply enraged "in the wake of the appalling Muslim gang rape revelations." But, about just when did you start to take notice? Were you not appalled when Hamas terrorists send rockets to murder Israeli children playing in their yards, in their schools? Or, perhaps, you are immune to the pain and suffering of Jews and their children? Well, Ms. Schuberg, better late than never. Ms. Schuberg, welcome aboard…at least you have started to learn and read more…

  25. my sincere condolenses to the Cohen family– One life is worth more than all the Wordly treasures. Thank you.

  26. Nicolle Simon says:

    Chris Hughes
    Hi Chris, and thanks for responding. I agree, crossing a border into another country is potentially tantamount to an act of war. BUT, HOW QUICKLY YOU OFFERED UP THAT DEFENSE! "The Lebanon Daily Star and other Lebanese news sites. The soldier was reportedly shot near Rosh Hanikra, along the Northern border." Even Lebanon press never suggested their border was crossed. WHY WERE YOU SO QUICK TO PRESUME FAULT BY THE IDF????? Your remark made clear your thought process.

    Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-soldier-reportedly-killed-by-lebanon-sniper/2013/12/15/

  27. Chris Hughes says:

    I never offered any defence, I know the press never suggested the border had been crossed, that's why I said IF the border had been crossed… IF

  28. Chris Hughes says:

    your argument would make sense michaela but firstly:

    not all liberals are left leaning, they can just as easily be right leaning

    what brutal "rapes and gang rape", you've just simply stated that without any evidence to prove what you're saying is true

    what crimes against humanity? examples please, the only crimes against humanity I see are the ones being committed on the palestinians at the hands of the israeli government and army when they drone bomb civilian areas in places like west bank

  29. Peter Armstrong says:

    Chris Hughes, the border remarks are pointless and can be see diversion from the facts. Which are that a member of the Lebanese Armed Forces shot a IDF Soldier in Israel, which is an Casus belli or if you prefer an act of war.

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