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On Saturday, at around 10 pm, two mortar shells hit a UNIFIL base in the vicinity of the village of Houla, resulting in the injury of one peacekeeper who was promptly evacuated for medical treatment.
Today, at approximately 3 pm, a shell landed inside UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura. Fortunately, it did not explode and no one was hurt, but our base was damaged. The shell has been removed and we are working to ascertain the origin of the attack.
Today marks the 78thanniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter, and the day in 1945 that the United Nations officially came into being.
This evening, the Lebanese Armed Forces requested UNIFIL's assistance for seven individuals stranded near the Blue Line, close to Sheikh Abad's tomb, during a significant exchange of fire across the Blue Line.
Today we are observing intense exchanges of fire in several areas along the Blue Line between Lebanese territory and Israel.
Yesterday UNIFIL witnessed intense firing across the Blue Line during an extended period of time and on several points. Taken as a whole, this constituted exchanges of fire across the Blue Line.
This evening, at approximately 5:20 pm, a heavy exchange of fire erupted between Lebanon and Israel in the vicinity of Alma Shaab, Ayta Ash Shab', Al Dihaira, El Adeysse and Houla.
Despite concerning events in the past days, the situation in UNIFIL’s area of operations remains stable, but volatile.
At around 5:30 pm, UNIFIL detected rocket firing from south of Tyre.
We continue to be in contact with authorities on both sides of the Blue Line to de-escalate this very dangerous situation.
We urge everyone to exercise restraint at this critical time.
This afternoon, UNIFIL peacekeepers detected explosions near Al-Boustan in southwest Lebanon.