UNIFIL marked the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers at the mission’s headquarters today.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today led a memorial ceremony in Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut, paying tribute to a Nepalese peacekeeper who recently died while serving for pe
In recent days, several serious incidents have occurred across the Blue Line. These incidents have included rockets launched from south Lebanon into Israel, which drew retaliatory artillery fire by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) inside UNIFIL’s area of operations.
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.
In relation to reports of launch of rockets from south Lebanon into Israel, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Del Col is in touch with both parties urging maximum restraint and to cooperate with UNIFIL in order to prevent further escalation.
UNIFIL Irish peacekeepers yesterday paid respects to five Irish Defence Forces personnel who lost their lives while serving for peace with the UN peacekeeping mission in south Lebanon, all in the month of April, in the 1980s.