Israel Wants UNIFIL to Do More to Report on Hizbullah Arms Violations

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Israel Foreign Ministry deputy director-general for diplomacy Alon Ushpiz and deputy director-general for the UN and international organizations Alon Bar briefed a number of ambassadors from states contributing to UNIFIL on Monday ahead of a discussion on UNIFIL in the Security Council scheduled for Wednesday. Israel does not expect UNIFIL to confront Hizbullah militarily, but it wants there to be a better record of violations, one diplomatic official said. Jerusalem has complained in recent months that it has provided information to UNIFIL about Hizbullah establishing outposts along the border with Israel, but that these complaints were dismissed without serious investigation or inspection. UNIFIL has 10,700 military personnel from 41 countries, with most troops coming from Indonesia, Italy, India, Spain, Ghana, Nepal, Malaysia, France, Finland and Ireland.

2017-11-28 00:00:00

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