The Israeli and Lebanese governments are accusing each other of starting the border clashes. Accusations of “aggression” made by the Lebanese President and Premier were followed by a response from Israel, threatening “consequences” should fighting continue. The Israeli Foreign Minister believes that “the Lebanese government is responsible for the serious incidents”. According to a TV broadcaster close to Hezbollah, a top Israeli officer as been killed in the clashes with the regular Lebanese army. Lebanese security, however, have issued reports of a seriously wounded Israeli.