Lebanon to file UN complaint over Israel’s UNIFIL attack

Lebanon announced plans to file an urgent complaint with the UN Security Council regarding an Israeli attack on a United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol, which resulted in injuries to three soldiers and a civilian. The Lebanese Foreign Ministry is preparing the complaint following the incident that saw four individuals, some in critical condition, harmed by the attack on the UN ceasefire monitoring group.

The ministry strongly condemned the attack as a violation of international and humanitarian laws, noting it as part of a series of aggressive actions by Israel against journalists, paramedics, and civilians. This incident is seen as a continuation of Israel’s long-standing policy of disregarding international decisions and representatives since 1948.

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, in a conversation with the commander-in-chief of UNIFIL forces, denounced the assault and expressed solidarity with the international forces affected. UNIFIL is currently investigating the circumstances of the incident.

This attack is part of a recent escalation in violence along the Lebanon-Israel border, with the UNIFIL expressing concern over the increased hostilities. The Israeli military has denied any involvement in targeting a UNIFIL vehicle in the incident. This escalation comes amid a larger conflict following a cross-border attack by Hamas on October 7 last year, leading to a significant military offensive in the Gaza Strip by Israel.–News Desk