04/15/2021

Spanish UNIFIL members contingent opened fire towards local shepherds

Spanish UNIFIL members contingent opened fire towards local shepherds

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Members of the Spanish UNIFIL ( United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon)
contingent opened fire towards local shepherds on the Lebanese-Israeli border.
The reasons for the incident are unknown. The mission leadership doesn’t comment on the situation in any way.

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon , is a UN-NATO “peacekeeping” mission established on 19 March 1978 by United Nations Security Council Resolutions 425 and 426, to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon which Israel had invaded five days prior, in order to ensure that the government of Lebanon would restore its effective authority in the area. The 1978 South Lebanon conflict came in the context of Palestinian insurgency in South Lebanon and the Lebanese Civil War.