UNIFIL statement on rocket and return fire on 25 April 2022
During the night of 24 to 25 April, UNIFIL detected a rocket being launched from south Lebanon toward Israel.
Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro was in immediate contact with authorities on both sides of the Blue Line to urge restraint.
Nonetheless, the Israel Defense Forces fired back several dozen shells into Lebanon.
Major General Lázaro called on all parties to avoid further escalation, expressing his concerns about the disproportionate response.
Once the shelling ended, UNIFIL began an investigation to determine the facts.
Peacekeepers are also working with the Lebanese Armed Forces to strengthen security throughout UNIFIL’s area of operations and reduce the risk of further provocative acts.