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News and updates about UNIFIL

IDF: UNIFIL employees were injured by Hezbollah explosive device

Saturday explosion, which left four UNIFIL employees injured, occurred when Hezbollah explosive device detonated near the UNIFIL staff, IDF spokesman says.

IDF: UNIFIL employees were injured by Hezbollah explosive device

UNIFIL employees injured in southern Lebanon

Four UNIFIL employees injured in Lebanese village which saw clashes with Hezbollah terrorists. IDF clarifies, 'We did not strike a UNIFIL vehicle in the area of Rmeish this morning.'

UNIFIL employees injured in southern Lebanon

Israel negotiating to move Hezbollah away from border

Intensive negotiations are underway to have the terrorist group relocate to the northern area of Lebanon.

Israel negotiating to move Hezbollah away from border

Hezbollah launched rocket from next to UN compound

A rocket launched by Hezbollah on Saturday was launched from 20 meters away from a United Nations compound in southern Lebanon

Hezbollah launched rocket from next to UN compound

Israel's warning to the UN:

'A regional war must be prevented'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen uses diplomatic efforts alongside the military fight against Hezbollah on the Lebanese border.

'A regional war must be prevented'

Another Hezbollah provocation on Lebanese border

IDF locates piece of concrete infrastructure built by Hezbollah in Israeli territory.

Another Hezbollah provocation on Lebanese border

Security incident on Israel-Lebanon border

IDF forces use riot dispersal methods against vehicle which partly crossed Blue Line from Lebanon into Mount Dov region.

Security incident on Israel-Lebanon border

Achievement for Israel:

UN renews mandate of Lebanon peacekeeping force

Mandate for UNIFIL renewed for another year with the text Israel had fought for.

UN renews mandate of Lebanon peacekeeping force

UN vote on extension of Lebanon peacekeeping mission delayed

France, US and UAE argue over the freedom of movement of troops in UNIFIL.

UN vote on extension of Lebanon peacekeeping mission delayed

Saudi report: Lebanon wants to draw the border with Israel

In a meeting between the commander of UNIFIL & the PM of Lebanon, Najib Mikati proposed to start a procedure for marking the border.

Saudi report: Lebanon wants to draw the border with Israel

UN checking if Hezbollah tent was removed from Israeli territory

UNIFIL in contact with officials in Israel and Lebanon over tensions regarding two tents set up by Hezbollah in Israeli territory.

UN checking if Hezbollah tent was removed from Israeli territory

Hezbollah official:

'No justification to blame us for killing UN peacekeeper'

Hezbollah official insists the group had nothing to do with December killing of UNIFIL member in southern Lebanon.

'No justification to blame us for killing UN peacekeeper'

Lebanon:

Judge accuses five Hezbollah men of killing UN peacekeeper

Irish peacekeeper Sean Rooney, a member of UNIFIL, was killed in December when his vehicle was attacked in southern Lebanon.

Judge accuses five Hezbollah men of killing UN peacekeeper

UNIFIL:

Both sides said they do not want a war

United Nations interim force in Lebanon: "The actions are dangerous and risk a serious escalation. We urge all parties to cease".

Both sides said they do not want a war

Hezbollah hands over suspect in death of UN peacekeeper

Private Sean Rooney was killed and three others injured when their UNIFIL vehicle was attacked in southern Lebanon.

Hezbollah hands over suspect in death of UN peacekeeper

Is the death of an Irish soldier the Death Knell of UNIFIL?

To call UNIFIL a powerful peace-keeping force in Lebanon is a sad reflection of the delusion we are living under. Op-ed.

Is the death of an Irish soldier the Death Knell of UNIFIL?

UN Security Council renews UNIFIL mandate for one year

UNIFIL has been in Lebanon since 1978 and is deployed in the south of the country as a buffer between Lebanon and Israel.

UN Security Council renews UNIFIL mandate for one year

UN calls on Lebanon to guarantee security of its peacekeepers

UNIFIL says its personnel were "threatened" by armed men on Saturday.

UN calls on Lebanon to guarantee security of its peacekeepers

Amb. Erdan meets new UNIFIL commander

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan tells new UNIFIL commander force is not fulfilling its mandate to rein in Hezbollah.

Amb. Erdan meets new UNIFIL commander

UNIFIL head concludes mission in Middle East

IDF Chief of the General Staff bids farewell to the UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander.

UNIFIL head concludes mission in Middle East

UN peacekeepers attacked in southern Lebanon

Unknown perpetrators attack group of UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon, vandalize their vehicles and steal official items.

UN peacekeepers attacked in southern Lebanon

Head of Northern Command meets with UNIFIL commander

"Today's discussion between the IDF and UNIFIL further demonstrates the lack of implementation of UNSCR 1701."

Head of Northern Command meets with UNIFIL commander

UN Amb. Gilad Erdan: Hezbollah a threat to regional stability

Erdan urges UN Security Council to consider the "dangerous development" in Lebanon as Hezbollah increases its military building.

UN Amb. Gilad Erdan: Hezbollah a threat to regional stability

Mob seizes UN peacekeepers' equipment in Lebanon

UNIFIL convoy's route blocked and equipment stolen as it passes through village in south Lebanon.

Mob seizes UN peacekeepers' equipment in Lebanon

90 south Lebanon UN peacekeepers test positive for COVID-19

Spokesman for UNIFIL says positive coronavirus tests will not affect the force's operations.

90 south Lebanon UN peacekeepers test positive for COVID-19

'Israel's security will be guaranteed by own defensive power'

'Israel will closely monitor implementation of renewed UNIFIL mandate,' Foreign Ministry says.

'Israel's security will be guaranteed by own defensive power'

Security Council extends mandate of Lebanon peacekeeping force

French-drafted resolution reduces the troop ceiling for the UNIFIL from 15,000 to 13,000.

Security Council extends mandate of Lebanon peacekeeping force

Israel demands Security Council strengthen UNIFIL's mandate

Erdan: There is no justification for having an ineffective force operate in territory which Hezbollah is using to arm itself.

Israel demands Security Council strengthen UNIFIL's mandate

Israel demands reform of UN Lebanon force

As UNIFIL's mandate is set to expire, Israel demands reform, accusing Hezbollah of limiting force's activities in Lebanon.

Israel demands reform of UN Lebanon force

FM Gabi Ashkenazi:

Israel supports UNIFIL ability to effectively carry out mission

'Resolution 1701 was designed to prevent Hezbollah and its Iranian masters from turning southern Lebanon into a hotbed of terror.'

Israel supports UNIFIL ability to effectively carry out mission

UNIFIL to investigate attempted attack from Lebanon

UNIFIL says it is conducting an investigation to determine 'facts and circumstances.'

UNIFIL to investigate attempted attack from Lebanon

12 diplomats and foreign ambassadors tour northern border

IDF and Foreign Ministry host 12 diplomats and ambassadors on a tour of Israel’s northern border ahead of renewal of UNIFIL mandate.

12 diplomats and foreign ambassadors tour northern border

'A message to the Lebanese government - restrain Hezbollah'

UN extends mandate of UNIFIL peacekeeping force in Lebanon for another year.

'A message to the Lebanese government - restrain Hezbollah'

UN says 3rd Hezbollah tunnel crossed into Israel

UNIFIL says 3 of 6 tunnels dug by Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah known to have crossed into Israel in violation of UN Resolution 1701.

UN says 3rd Hezbollah tunnel crossed into Israel

UNIFIL: Hezbollah tunnels penetrated Israel

UN force in Lebanon confirms Israeli accusations against Hezbollah over attack tunnels dug into Israel.

UNIFIL: Hezbollah tunnels penetrated Israel

IDF chief urges UN to destroy Hezbollah terror tunnels

Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot meets with head of UN force in southern Lebanon following discovery of Hezbollah terror tunnels.

IDF chief urges UN to destroy Hezbollah terror tunnels

UN peacekeepers confirm existence of tunnel near Lebanon border

UNIFIL confirms the presence of a tunnel in northern Israel near the Lebanese border.

UN peacekeepers confirm existence of tunnel near Lebanon border

UNIFIL head visits Hezbollah terror tunnel

IDF Northern Command demands UNIFIL act to dismantle Hezbollah tunnels on Lebanese side of the border.

UNIFIL head visits Hezbollah terror tunnel

IDF protests tunnel in meeting with UNIFIL, Lebanese forces

IDF slams 'severe violation of Israeli sovereignty' in trilateral meeting, after discovery of tunnel crossing into Israel from Lebanon.

IDF protests tunnel in meeting with UNIFIL, Lebanese forces

UN extends mandate of south Lebanon peacekeepers

Security Council extends UNIFIL mandate until August 31, 2019, warns against violations of Israel-Lebanon ceasefire.

UN extends mandate of south Lebanon peacekeepers

Foreign Ministry calls for 'determined action' by UNIFIL

Foreign Ministry welcomes resolution renewing UNIFIL's mandate on the Lebanese border.

Foreign Ministry calls for 'determined action' by UNIFIL

Victory for Israel in the Security Council

UN Security Council approves resolution requiring UNIFIL to take action against Hezbollah.

Victory for Israel in the Security Council

Watch: How does Hezbollah violate UN Resolution 1701?

New video explains how the Lebanese terror group is violating UN resolution 1701.

Watch: How does Hezbollah violate UN Resolution 1701?

UN Ambassador: UNIFIL must end Hezbollah's security violations

Israeli UN Ambassador Danon calls on UN to deal with security threats created by Hezbollah in Lebanon.

UN Ambassador: UNIFIL must end Hezbollah's security violations

Haley: UNIFIL shows 'lack of understanding'

U.S. Ambassador calls for inspections of Iranian military bases, says UN forces in Lebanon turn blind eye to Iran’s arming of Hezbollah.

Haley: UNIFIL shows 'lack of understanding'

Haley: UN should investigate Hezbollah violations in Lebanon

U.S ambassador to the UN urges peacekeepers in southern Lebanon to take on an expanded mission.

Haley: UN should investigate Hezbollah violations in Lebanon

Danon: Time for UNIFL to fulfill its mandate

UN Ambassador responds to UN's rejecting proof that Hezbollah terrorists operate along the border under the cover of an environmental NGO.

Danon: Time for UNIFL to fulfill its mandate

UN rejects Israeli claims of Hezbollah posing as NGO

UN disputes Israeli proof that Hezbollah terrorists operate along the border under the cover of an environmental NGO.

UN rejects Israeli claims of Hezbollah posing as NGO

An unusual confrontation in front of Ambassador Nikki Haley

UNIFIL commander tells US UN Ambassador that situation with Hezbollah is calm, Israeli general responds that UNIFIL does not do its job.

An unusual confrontation in front of Ambassador Nikki Haley

Danon: Time to expel Hezbollah from southern Lebanon

As Security Council renews UNIFIL's mandate, Israeli Ambassador calls to expel Hezbollah from the area.

Danon: Time to expel Hezbollah from southern Lebanon

Report: Israel's northern border violated daily

New report shows 2,374 violations of Israel-Lebanon Security Council resolution in 2015. Danon: UN giving Hezbollah free pass.

Report: Israel's northern border violated daily

UN urges 'restraint' following Lebanon border incident

UNIFIL urges both Israel and Lebanon to exercise restraint after Hezbollah detonates explosive near IDF soldiers in the north.

UN urges 'restraint' following Lebanon border incident

UN chief condemns rocket fire on northern Israel

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon notes that rocket fire on northern Israel was a violation of resolution that ended Second Lebanon War.

UN chief condemns rocket fire on northern Israel

UN hands over 'Israeli spy' to Lebanon

Lebanon demands local staffer who worked with UNIFIL for 20 years on claims of 'espionage,' UN HQ gives the green light to abandon him.

UN hands over 'Israeli spy' to Lebanon

Israeli Source Acknowledges IDF Fire Killed Spanish UN Soldier

UNIFIL peacekeeper killed in gunbattle with Hezbollah died from Israeli fire, security source says; IDF working to avoid future incidents.

Israeli Source Acknowledges IDF Fire Killed Spanish UN Soldier

Leaked Report: Spanish Peacekeepers Accuse IDF of Targeting Them

Confidential Spanish military report into death of soldier during IDF-Hezbollah clashes cites troops claiming their post was targeted.

Leaked Report: Spanish Peacekeepers Accuse IDF of Targeting Them

Report: Hezbollah Antitank Attack Was Preventable

Initial investigation reveals that Military Intelligence warned the Northern Command about retaliatory attack which killed 2 soldiers.

Report: Hezbollah Antitank Attack Was Preventable

'Israeli Blood is Cheap' in UN Security Council

UN ignores deaths of IDF soldiers completely in condemnation of Hezbollah missile attack, sparking outrage from Israeli officials.

'Israeli Blood is Cheap' in UN Security Council

Livni Misinformed, Ill-advised and a Danger to Israel

Livni  Misinformed, Ill-advised and a Danger to Israel

Spain and Israel to Investigate Death of Soldier in Lebanon

Spain and Israel agree to carry out a joint investigation into the death of a Spanish UN peacekeeper who was killed in Lebanon.

Spain and Israel to Investigate Death of Soldier in Lebanon