Italian FM: Risk of attack against UN in Lebanon

December 20, 2006 18:56


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said Wednesday that there is a risk of attack against UN troops in Lebanon and that forces there should remain alert, the ANSA news agency reported. "It is right to warn the (UN) contingent about the risks, because the risks are real," D'Alema said during a visit at the Italian command in Tibnin, Lebanon. He referred to comments by the head of the UN peacekeepers in Lebanon, Major General Alain Pellegrini, that al-Qaida has infiltrated southern Lebanon, ANSA said. "The threat does not come from the (troops') relations with the locals, but it could come from the outside, from a terror attack," D'Alema said. "And I think it is right to warn the Lebanese armed forces, UNIFIL, police." Earlier Wednesday, D'Alema was in Beirut, where he met with Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, an ally of the Hezbollah militant group that has been staging massive demonstrations against the government.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

April 22, 2019
Suicide bombers and 'foreign network': Sri Lanka terror attack