web analytics
April 2, 2015 / 13 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


UN Security Council Condemns Lebanese Sniper Attack on Israeli

UN Security Council labels Lebanese soldier's shooting death of Israeli soldier "deplorable."
Green arrow indicates the area where the Lebanese soldier shot IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen on Dec. 15, 2013

Green arrow indicates the area where the Lebanese soldier shot IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen on Dec. 15, 2013

The acting United Nations Security Council President Gérard Araud ( France) on Monday, Dec. 16, issued a statement on behalf of the Security Council. In the statement, the Security Council labeled “deplorable” the shooting death of 31 year old Staff Sargent Major Shlomi Cohen, an Israel Defense Forces soldier, by a Lebanese soldier.  The incident occurred the day before, in the north of Israel, near the Lebanese border.

The statement by the Security Council called for “calm and continued restraint by all parties.”

On Monday, the IDF and the Lebanese Armed Forces, along with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) met in order to fully develop the facts relating to the shooting death.

The two parties, according to the Security Council statement, reaffirmed their commitment to “the cessation of hostilities” and expressed their continued commitment to preserving “calm and stability along the Blue Line.”

The Blue Line is the U.N. drawn demarcation line between Israel and Lebanon.

UNIFIL confirmed the Lebanese Government’s preliminary findings indicating that the shooting was an individual action by one Lebanese soldier.

At least the Security Council was more even-handed than many mainstream media accounts the headlines of which screamed: “Israel troops shoot two Lebanese soldiers in border skirmish,” the subheadline reading: “Shooting took place hourse after Israeli soldier was killed by Lebanese sniper on Sunday,” as found in London’s Guardian. The Times (UK) headline was “Israeli troops shoot two Lebanese soldiers in border reprisal.”

The U.N. is hopeful that calm will return to the region.  The shooting attacks violate the UN ceasefire agreement which ended the 2006 Lebanon War, U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701.

 

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

10 Responses to “UN Security Council Condemns Lebanese Sniper Attack on Israeli”

  1. Elaine Fox says:

    Wow- this must be a first

  2. Do you think this will stop the attacks….

  3. If we do the killing is bad…but if they do the killing, then it is ok. the un condemned it…BIG DEAL! send a Mossad team and kill the bastard!

  4. Gene Feldman says:

    Regardless. An Israeli soldier was shot and killed! And once again, No mention that this fictitious "Demarcation Line" is in all actuality a "1947 Cease Fire Line" where no PEACE was ever agreed to by the Lebanese. Because Arabs continue not to recognize Israel's right to exist.

  5. Yechiel Baum says:

    Big deal. Let the UN give the boys parent 20 million dollars as a penalty against UN support of the arabs.

  6. "Big mouth" Netanyahu what are you waiting for?.

  7. Chinese says:

    UN: Ohhhh i fully understand the situation, and i will do nothing about it. Thanks very much Israel for being a trouble maker all the time. A Life for a life.

  8. Chinese says:

    I guess only when Israel becomes ruthless like her enermy and starting to deny the existence right to THE Arabs, by wiping them off the map, then things will start to change. In this world good people or govt usually suffers.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Biggest Democratic Foe of Obama on Iran Indicted
Latest News Stories
Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)

Sen. Menendez indicted; claims charges against him tricks by political enemies.

Leonard Nimoy and Star Trek's Jewish stars, William Shatner. DeForest Kelley, who played "Bones," the ship's doctor, typically used the tricorder to examine his patients. Spock used the tricorder to collect scientific data.

Israeli scientists at Tel Aviv University’s School of Electrical Engineering are in the process of bringing the iconic Star Trek “tricorder” to life.

Faience amulets depicting images of Egyptian gods.

Israeli archaeologists prove Egyptian culture was rife in Israel “for years” after the Exodus.

Two cops were hurt Wednesday and a female bomber was killed in a shootout outside Istanbul’s police headquarters.

A Gazan who sold a Banksy painted on his bombed-out doorway to a local artist for NIS 700 (about $175) says he was tricked.

Sixty-five years after a group of Arab nations signed a mutual defense treaty whose primary target was the newly-reestablished state of Israel, Arab leaders agreed Sunday to activate it by setting up a joint military force. The move comes amid spreading Islamic extremism and Iranian muscle-flexing in the region. The in-principle decision was made at […]

A table was set up in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square for all the Israelis who have gone missing.

They chatted a bit, Boehner congratulated Netanyahu on his election victory, and then the two went for lunch.

As Iranian general calls for Israel’s destruction, P5+1 talks on concessions to Iran continue.

Belgian insurance companies refuse to insure Jewish kindergartens due to the risk of anti-Semitic attacks.

France has left the US-led nuclear talks with Iran in Lausanne, saying it will return when it is ‘useful.’

Obama finally stops punishing Egypt for overthrowing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi

The IDF will have hard choices to make in the next war with Hezbollah.

Chaim Topol, has been awarded the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement.

The Knesset opening session was buzzing with new faces, as 39 new Members of Knesset joined their veteran colleagues in the swearing in ceremony.

More Articles from Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)

Sen. Menendez indicted; claims charges against him tricks by political enemies.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Obama finally stops punishing Egypt for overthrowing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi

Iran suddenly refuses to transfer its already enriched uranium, despite prior agreement.

Congress is ‘fed up’ with being left in the dark on the Iran negotiations

Saudi Arabia began airstrikes on neighboring Yemen which has been taken over by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

Obama says Bibi has to prove he supports a “two-state solution.”

Obama’s Chief of Staff chides Netanyahu at the J Street Conference for refusing to embrace fantasy as reality.

A Cruz presidency as antidote to Obama: repeal Obamacare, dismantle the IRS, strong support for Israel.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/un-security-council-condemns-lebanese-sniper-attack-on-israeli/2013/12/17/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: