WATCH: Footage Shows IDF Fire That Killed Spanish UN Soldier in Lebanon

Video documents minutes before and during exchange of fire between Israeli army and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.

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U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.Credit: Reuters
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Spanish soldiers in the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon filmed the exchange of fire between Israel and Hezbollah that killed a member of their unit on Wednesday.

The video captures the minutes before the exchange of fire as well as the artillery fire which is believed to have killed the Spanish soldier, Francisco Javier Soria Toledo.

On Friday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy, and the two agreed to hold a joint investigation into the soldier's death.

Netanyahu conveyed his condolences and sorrow for the death of the Spanish soldier, and thanked Rajoy for the Spanish presence in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Rajoy, on his part, conveyed his condolences for the death of two Israeli soldiers, killed by Hezbollah fire on Wednesday, the Spanish PM's office stated.

The incident started when Hezbollah fired anti-tank rockets at an Israeli army convoy near the Lebanese border. Two Israeli soldiers were killed in the attack, and seven others were wounded.

In response, the Israeli army opened fire toward several areas in southern Lebanon. About 100 artillery shells were fired, as well as tank fire, one of which killed the UNIFIL soldier. The Israeli army said that though the circumstances are still unclear, they regret the incident.

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