| 17 April 2024, Wednesday |

UNIFIL welcomes Military Court’s ruling against person convicted of committing attack on its forces

In a statement on Friday, the United Nations Interim Force in South Lebanon welcomed “the recent ruling issued by the Lebanese Military Court, which brought to justice another person convicted of committing an attack on the peacekeepers.”

The statement pointed out that “in July 2011, a UNIFIL convoy was targeted by an explosive device as it was passing through Sidon, causing the serious injury of three peacekeepers while two others were lightly wounded.”

UNIFIL also indicated in its statement that “the verdict issued on March 24 comes a few months after the same court convicted another person for killing two peacekeepers in 1980.”

“The attacks on men and women serving for peace are dangerous and horrific, and we are grateful to the Lebanese authorities for their commitment to hold the perpetrators of the attacks on peacekeepers accountable for their crimes,” the statement affirmed.

  • Lebanese National News Agency