UNIFIL Urges Ceasefire, Says in Contact with Lebanon, Israel
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col is in direct contact with the parties over Friday’s hostilities on the Lebanese-Israeli border, UNIFIL said.
“He calls on everyone to immediately cease fire,” UNIFIL said in a statement, adding that “this is a very dangerous situation, with escalatory actions seen on both sides over the past two days.”
UNIFIL is “actively engaging with the parties through all formal and informal liaison and coordination mechanisms to prevent the situation from spiralling out of control,” the U.N. force added.
“We are coordinating with the Lebanese Armed Forces to strengthen security measures throughout the area of operations,” it said, calling on the parties to “cease fire and maintain calm” so that the U.N. force “can begin an investigation.”