Lebanese Threaten UNIFIL Forces

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CBNNews.com - SOUTHERN LEBANON - Lebanese residents pelted UNIFIL (United Nations) forces in southern Lebanon with stones, according to the latest UN report of the implementation of Resolution 1701.

The incident, which took place on May 28, occurred when UNIFIL troops were attempting to photograph suspicious-looking underground cables they'd discovered.

Local residents, who snapped pictures of the soldiers, harassed them until they agreed to delete photos of the cables.

The rock-throwing incident was the second in recent months preventing troops from performing their duties in direct violation of UN Resolution 1701, adopted with the UN-brokered cease-fire of the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006.

UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon included the incident in the seventh report on the resolution's implementation.

The report also noted that UNIFIL established additional observation posts in the Mount Dov (Shaba Farms) area and called on Israel to end its presence in the northern half of Rajar, a village at the border with southern Lebanon.

It further stated the need to mark the border more clearly, though Israel and Lebanon approved the barrels along the border, according to the UN report.

The report also said that Israeli reconnaissance flights over Lebanese airspace also violate the resolution.

Source: Haaretz

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