Early this morning, the IDF informed UNIFIL that they will begin a response to yesterday’s rocket launches.
During the night of 24 to 25 April, UNIFIL detected a rocket being launched from south Lebanon toward Israel.
Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro was in immediate contact with authorities on both sides of the Blue Line to urge restraint.
Late this morning, UNIFIL detected rocket launches from outside UNIFIL’s area of operations in south Lebanon towards the Israeli-occupied Golan.
This was followed almost immediately by an artillery response from Israel directed at the general area around Kafer Chouba.
Rockets have been launched from southern Lebanon into northern Israel and Israel Defense Forces has retaliated.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Del Col is in direct contact with the parties urging all sides to exercise maximum restraint at this critical time.
We are aware of reports that a Lebanese civilian was killed along the Blue Line near Kafer Kila today during a confrontation with the Israel Defense Forces. UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Del Col is in direct contact with the parties to prevent further escalation.