"There is no justification for having an ineffective force operate in territory which Hezbollah is using to arm itself."
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.
UNIFIL is a ‘half-empty vessel,’ Foreign Minister Ashkenazi warns ahead of UNSC discussion of renewing its mandate.
Israel and the United States want the UNSC to expand the mandate to better empower UNIFIL to investigate violations by Hezbollah.
“It’s a shame that people will die for no reason.”
"This matter is unacceptable and must be condemned," said Akar, stressing that Lebanon is "committed to the survival of UNIFIL forces in the south."
Rivlin’s visit comes in advance of the UN Security Council’s anticipated renewal in August of UNIFIL’s mandate.
Brig.-Gen. Shlomi Binder, who commands Division 91, said that ‘Hezbollah’s terrorist army’ was active on the border and attempting to destabilize the region
On Sunday, IDF aircraft were spotted as far north as the Beirut area