The aggressive actions taken by Israel on the border with Lebanon on Monday, threatening stability in the region, said the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun at a meeting of the Supreme Council for national security.
On Monday, the media reported about the "incident" in the area of Shebaa farms on the Lebanese-Israeli border. After a reported clash with a firearm. Eyewitnesses told RIA Novosti about the shelling by Israel of a settlement Kafarshuba in southern Lebanon. The Hezbollah declared involvement in the clashes on the southern borders, noting that the fire was only one party - Israel.
Fighter of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah were killed in an attack by the Israeli air force South of Damascus, on Monday, reported RIA Novosti in the press service of the Shiite movement.
"Yes, we officially confirmed the death of one of our fighters as a result of enemy air RAID near Damascus. The funeral took place yesterday (Wednesday) in his native village fighter Itit in southern Lebanon," - said the Agency interlocutor.
Israel is in favour of extending the mission of the United Nations interim force in southern Lebanon, but believes that the mandate of peacekeepers must be extended to be more effective, said Wednesday in an online briefing the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Israel Lior Hayat.
"Israel supports the extension of UNIFIL's mandate, but we believe it is necessary qualitative changes in terms of how the UN and the Security Council enforces the mandate, which receives UNIFIL under resolution 1701 to enable them to effectively perform tasks in southern Lebanon. We appreciate that the countries that send peacekeepers to a mission of striving to maintain peace on the border is our priority, too. But if they (the peacekeepers - ed.) will not be able to work effectively in southern Lebanon, including the ability to go to those places, which according to our data uses Hezbollah to store their stockpiles, if they will not be able to be there, it means that they will not do everything possible to maintain peace on the border," the diplomat said.
The Lebanese government decided to send a request to the UN security Council to extend the mission the United Nations Interim force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for a year, said the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun after meeting with Prime Minister Hassan Diaba, the ambassadors of the permanent members of the Security Council and the UN special representative ján kubiš.
"President Michel Aoun reiterated Lebanon's commitment to the international forces operating in southern Lebanon, UNIFIL and noted their positive role. He noted that the government had decided to send a request to the UN security Council on the extension of their mission for a year without changes to the mandate, concept of operations and rules of engagement associated with them," - says the press service of the presidential Palace.