Statement from Head of Mission and Force Commander Aroldo Lázaro
Despite concerning events in the past days, the situation in UNIFIL’s area of operations remains stable, but volatile. Exchanges of fire between Lebanese territory and Israel have fortunately not escalated into conflict.
Our peacekeepers remain in their positions and on task. We have increased patrols and other activities to maintain stability, coordinating this work with the Lebanese Armed Forces. We have actively engaged with authorities on both sides of the Blue Line to de-escalate the situation and avoid misunderstandings.
Peacekeepers continue their essential work.
Our main goal is to help avoid confrontation between Lebanon and Israel, and any event that brings conflict closer is a concern. We are working 24/7 to ensure this does not happen.