JERUSALEM, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Monday that he holds the Lebanese government responsible for the cross-border fire that killed an Israeli soldier the night before.
Ya'alon said in a statement that Lebanon government should be responsible for the serious attack.
"We will not accept any infringement on our sovereignty, certainly not by Lebanon," Ya'alon said, adding that Israeli defense officials will meet with representatives of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the Lebanese military to investigate the incident.
At about 8:30 p.m. local time (1830 GMT) Sunday, shots were fired from Lebanon into northern Israel, hitting a vehicle traveling along the border near Rosh Hanikra.
The shooting resulted in the death of Israeli soldier Shlomi Cohen, 31, a resident of Afula, said a statement by Israel Defense Forces.
According to the Israeli military, the Lebanese soldier who started the shooting acted on his own behalf and did not receive any orders to open fire.
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