Netanyahu: Israeli Soldiers Acted Properly in Border Clash
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Monday that the Israeli army had the right to defend itself during the border clash with Lebanon at Wazzani earlier on Monday, reported the Jerusalem Post.
He told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee: "The soldiers behaved like they were supposed to.”
“They are determined to defend themselves and the border,” he said, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Yediot Ahronot Israeli daily Monday also reported him as saying: "Israel does not want to inflame the border with Lebanon. There was an incident there, the soldiers acted as they should have, but we're not looking to inflame it."
According to sources close to Netanyahu, the message on the matter was "conveyed to the appropriate people,” reported the newspaper.
The Lebanese and Israeli armies exchanged fire in the area of Mountazahat in Wazzani on Monday morning after a Jewish state patrol crossed the U.N.-drawn Blue Line.