Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Zeina Akar shakes hands with military personnel
Lebanese DM: Israel doesn't respect UN resolutions, threatens sovereignty

"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: Iran, Hezbollah destabilizing security; UNIFIL must be empowered

Rivlin’s visit comes in advance of the UN Security Council’s anticipated renewal in August of UNIFIL’s mandate.

Israel to UNSC: Empower UNIFIL to better monitor Hezbollah in Lebanon

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

A U.N peacekeeper of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) walks near a poster depict
UNIFIL: Israeli breaches of Lebanese sovereignty could renew hostilities

On Sunday, IDF aircraft were spotted as far north as the Beirut area

Israeli Merkava tank in close proximity of Lebanese soldiers and UNIFIL forces, June 2, 2020
Israeli tank faces Lebanese soldiers, UNIFIL after crossing fence

One image from the scene showed a Lebanese soldier pointing an RPG launcher towards the tank.

US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft
US: Security Council must enforce Hezbollah disarmament, strengthen UNIFIL

Both Israel and the US want to see the peacekeeping mission's powers strengthened to properly monitor Hezbollah activity against the Jewish state.

Antonio Guterres‏
Guterres calls for Hezbollah’s disarmament ahead of UNSC debate

'I renew my call for Israel to adhere to its obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions and immediately cease its overflights above Lebanese airspace.'

UN peacekeepers (UNIFIL) patrol the border with Israel, in the village of Khiam, Lebanon August 26,
Danon: No need for a UNIFIL paralyzed by Hezbollah

The UN Security Council plans to hold further meetings to discuss a necessary change to UNIFIL’s mandate, ahead of its renewal in August.

240 Congresspeople to UN: Hezbollah threatens Israeli security

"As Republicans and Democrats, we are united in our concern about the continuing, serious violations of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701."

UN peacekeepers (UNIFIL) patrol the border with Israel, in the village of Khiam, Lebanon August 26,
UNSC renews mandate for peace keepers at Israeli-Lebanese border

Israel's Mission to the UN welcomed new provisions in the mandate which it said were "a clear call on the Lebanese government to allow access to UNIFIL forces."

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