UNIFIL Increases Patrols, Calls For Restraint Following IDF-Hezbollah Spat

AP/Ariel Schalit
AP/Ariel Schalit

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping force on the Israel-Lebanon border UNIFIL called for “restraint against provocation” to prevent the situation on Israel’s northern border from deteriorating on Monday evening, following a Hezbollah attack against Israeli army vehicles and IDF artillery fire into southern Lebanon in the afternoon.

However, he also said the UN Interim Force in Lebanon had ramped up patrols along the border following the cross-border clash.

“UNIFIL has further reinforced its presence on the ground and intensified patrols across the area of operations in coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces,” the force said in a statement Monday night.

Read more at the Times of Israel


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