UNIFIL statement on rocket and return fire on 08 October 2023
Early this morning, UNIFIL peacekeepers detected several rockets fired from southeast Lebanon toward Israeli-occupied territory in the general area of Kafr Chouba, and artillery fire from Israel to Lebanon in response.
We are in contact with authorities on both sides of the Blue Line, at all levels, to contain the situation and avoid a more serious escalation.
Our peacekeepers remain in their positions and on task. They continue to work, some from shelters for their safety.
We urge everyone to exercise restraint and make use of UNIFIL’s liaison and coordination mechanisms to de-escalate to prevent a fast deterioration of the security situation.