The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) held a memorial service Thursday to honor the Spanish soldier who was killed by Israeli shelling in south Lebanon Wednesday, according to Lebanese newspaper the Daily Star.
The soldier, Cpl. Francisco Javier Soria Toledo, had been serving in the UNIFIL force since November 2014.
He was killed by an Israeli shell that hit his post near the Ghajar village, in the Israeli army’s response to a Hezbollah attack that killed two soldiers and wounded seven others in the occupied Shebaa Farms. The service was held at Beirut International Airport, in the presence of UNIFIL Commander Maj. Gen. Luciano Portolano, Spanish Ambassador to Beirut Milagros Hernando Echevarria and a representative of the Lebanese Army.