Video shows shelling of UN compound killed Spanish peacekeeper


A  video has surfaced on the internet on Friday  to show last week’s incident near the Lebanese border where a Spanish UN peacekeeper was killed in the crossfire between Israel Defense Forces and Hezbollah.

The 43-second video is filmed from inside a vehicle within  a UN base . In the beginning a conversation in Spanish is audible, which is then interrupted by a blast near the vehicle, after which the video cuts off.

Corporal Francisco Javier Soria Toledo, 36, was killed on Wednesday when the Israeli military shelled border areas following a Hezbollah attack that left at least two Israeli soldiers dead, Spanish authorities said.

Spain blamed Israel  for the killing of the peacekeeper

Spain on Wednesday said Israeli fire had killed the Spanish U.N. peacekeeper serving in south Lebanon and called on the United Nations to fully investigate the violence.

The Security Council condemned the death of the Spanish corporal who died from wounds sustained during an exchange of fire between Israeli forces and Hezbollah fighters on the border.

“It is clear that this was because of the escalation of the violence and it came from the Israeli side,” Spanish Ambassador Roman Oyarzun told reporters.

The Spanish envoy said he had asked for a full investigation during an emergency meeting of the council called by France to discuss ways to defuse tensions between Israel and Lebanon.

The violence raised fears of another all-out conflict between the two countries, who fought a month-long war in 2006, in a region already wracked by fighting in Syria and Iraq.