On Monday, 17 May at around 11:30 pm, UNIFIL detected firing of rockets from the general area of Rashaya Al Foukhar north of Kfar Chouba, in south Lebanon. Immediately after we were also informed by the parties.
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.
As the world marked World Creativity and Innovation Day yesterday, Lebanese women in the south-eastern village of Rachaya al Foukhar are benefitting from a UNIFIL-supported project that hones their skills in getting optimum benefits out of their home gardens.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a special Tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN p
As the world marks the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 04 April 2021, UNIFIL peacekeepers continue to carry on with the painstaking but necessary work of clearing large swathes of south Lebanese lands of deadly mines.