UNIFILUnited Nations Interim Force In Lebanon
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"Sir, they [the Israelis] tell us [they'll put it] behind the tree," one Lebanese soldier is heard telling the UNIFIL officials, going on to point out that the barbed wire is in fact being laid on the Lebanese side of the tree.
BEIRUT: The Lebanese Navy received on Thursday a boat rescued by the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
-- UNIFIL (@UNIFIL_) August 30, 2017 The UNIFIL was originally established in 1978 with an initial mandate confirming the withdrawal of Israeli forces from southern Lebanon and assisting the government of Lebanon to ensure the return of its effective authority in the area.
During a recent meeting between the Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major General Alberto Asarta, and Lebanese Army chief Jean Kahwaji, Asarta expressed his surprise over the recent measures taken by Lebanese security forces in order to protect the international troops in the southern region, the leftist daily AS SAFIR reported Wednesday.
Both Israel and Hezbollah, the latter having been the main target of Israel's 2006 war, have stepped up their accusations against Unifil. Israel is again accusing the peacekeeping forces of failing to prevent, if not of collaborating with, Hezbollah in its replenishment of its military power in south Lebanon.
Since it was deployed in South Lebanon in 1978 after the outbreak of Lebanon's 1975-90 civil war, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has seen its relationship with the local population go through many ups and downs.
The statement added that UNIFIL will hand over the maps on to the Lebanese army.
Most of UNIFIL is an expensive joke and an illustration of why the United Nations has failed so miserably in its central task of keeping the peace and deterring aggression among nations.
BEIRUT: The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini voiced her support for UNIFIL in a letter to caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Monday, with the force's mandate due to come up for renewal later this week.
BEIRUT, Jan 28 (KUNA) -- The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) on Wednesday expressed profound concern over the escalating cross-border hostilities between the Lebanese Hezbollah group and the Israeli troops (IDF) along the Blue Line.