“We urge the Security Council to enforce the 1701 resolution strictly and to significantly strengthen UNIFIL,” said Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan.
The IDF considers UNIFIL to be an important and significant factor in maintaining regional stability.
Negotiations between Israel and Lebanon were launched in September, as Israel and Lebanon reached an agreement to hold negotiations on their maritime border after a years-long impasse.
Though disputes about the Blue Line, as the land border between Israel and Lebanon is known, came up in pre-negotiation talks, Israel did not agree to negotiate land borders.
88 of them belonged to the same detachment but their nationalities were not specified.
UNIFIL mandate extended with enhanced reporting mechanism.
UNIFIL has come under heavy criticism in recent years from both the US and Israel.
Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said Tuesday night’s violent incident along the Israeli-Lebanese border, highlights the need for UNIFIL.
"There is no justification for having an ineffective force operate in territory which Hezbollah is using to arm itself."
UNIFIL is a ‘half-empty vessel,’ Foreign Minister Ashkenazi warns ahead of UNSC discussion of renewing its mandate.