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The UN Force in Lebanon denounces the assault on peacekeeping forces.
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The UN Force in Lebanon denounces the assault on peacekeeping forces.

The patrol car’s windows were also broken.

“The Force reported on X, formerly known as Twitter, that a patrol in Taybeh, located in the Marjayoun district of southern Lebanon, was assaulted by a group of young males on Wednesday evening (according to local time).”

UNIFIL stated that acts of violence against individuals who are working towards promoting peace are not only worthy of criticism, but also go against Resolution 1701 and the laws of Lebanon. This resolution outlines the responsibilities and duties of UNIFIL.

The statement urges the authorities in Lebanon to conduct a thorough and prompt investigation, and for those responsible to be held accountable through legal action.

Established in 1978

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) was created by the Security Council in March 1978 to verify the removal of Israeli forces from Lebanon, promote global peace and security, and aid the Lebanese Government in regaining control over the region.

After the crisis in July-August 2006, which involved 30 days of conflict in Lebanon, northern Israel, and the Golan Heights, the Council strengthened UNIFIL and determined that it would now also monitor the end of hostilities, on top of its original duties.

UNFIL’s duty included accompanying and aiding the Lebanese military as they spread out in the southern region of Lebanon. Additionally, they were expected to provide assistance in guaranteeing humanitarian access to civilians and facilitating the safe return of those who were displaced.

“More crucial than ever”

The Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General emphasized the significance of UNIFIL’s activities in light of the current situation in the Gaza Strip and concerns about potential repercussions in neighboring areas.

The Office stated that the current implementation of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006) is extremely important for The Mission’s operations.

UNIFIL also stressed the importance of unrestricted freedom of its movement, as it works to restore security and stability along the Blue Line – the line of withdrawal separating Israel and Lebanon.

“Our peacekeeping personnel are still fulfilling their duties, and we will persist in our crucial efforts to observe and reduce tensions,” stated the Force.