UNIFIL Statement on events of 6 July 2023

6 Jul 2023

UNIFIL Statement on events of 6 July 2023

Shortly after 8:00 a.m., UNIFIL peacekeepers detected explosions near Al-Majidiya. We could not confirm the origin or cause of the explosions at the time, but sent peacekeepers to investigate as the sounds were consistent with a possible rocket launch.

Around noon, we detected shelling from Israel to the Kafr Shouba area in Lebanon.

Our Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Aroldo Lázaro, has been in contact with authorities in Lebanon and Israel, and our liaison mechanisms have been fully engaged to prevent further escalation.

This incident comes at a sensitive time and in an area that has already experienced tensions earlier this week. We urge everyone to exercise restraint and avoid any action that could cause further escalation.