11 January 2001
The IDF has filed with UNIFIL in the last two weeks 10 protests on the
account of the disturbances originating in Lebanese territory.
The firing of mortar bombs into Israeli territory is the topic of one
protest, and an additional protest has been submitted when an Israeli
citizen was shooting and injured along the Israel-Lebanon border.
Eight additional complaints were filed in connection to the throwing of
stones and firecrackers towards IDF forces along the border fence.
The 10 complaints join the 665 protests that the IDF has submitted to
UNIFIL, up to the present, concerning the violations of arrangements from
These disturbances harm the delicate stability existing along the border and
reinforce the need to quickly and effectively deploy UNIFIL forces and the
Lebanese army in the area.