The Italian Ambassador to Lebanon Giuseppe Morabito and the newly appointed head of the UNIFL
troops in South Lebanon Maj.
He added that he does not know yet how many or how far the UNIFL
He added that so far the presence of UNIFL
was essential for Syria, Hezbollah and Israel.
Lebanese media reported on Thursday that a French patrol from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFL
) was "attacked" by local residents in the southern village of Deir Kifa while attempting to take photographs in the area.
spokesman said the frequent Israeli crossing of the border wire and
(See MER 22/07/09.) UNIFL
's mandate comes up for review at the end of July.
"The Israeli army notified the UNIFL
late last night that it has arrested a Lebanese civilian and his herd of goats south of the Blue Line in Sheb Farms," Tenenti explained.
Reports Monday in local and Arab media cited Israeli news outlets as saying that the Jewish state is studying the possibly of leaving the southern Lebanese village of al-Ghajar to the control of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFL
On January 8 this year, three Katyusha rockets fired from southern Lebanon struck the northern Israeli city of Nahariya, approximately 8 kilometers from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFL
)-administered Blue Line.
and LAF patrols secured the calm along the Blue Line between the western and middle sectors.
NNA - Assistant Secretary-General for UN peacekeeping operations, Edmond Molet, visited on Thursday UNIFIL general headquarters in the southern town of Naqoura, where he met with UNIFL
Commander General Paolo Serra and senior UNIFIL officers.