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UNIFIL statement on artillery response to rocket fire, 07 April 2023

Early this morning, the IDF informed UNIFIL that they will begin an artillery response to yesterday’s rocket launches.

Immediately after, UNIFIL personnel heard loud explosions around the city of Tyre.

UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Aroldo Lázaro, is speaking with authorities on both sides of the Blue Line.

Our liaison and coordination mechanisms are fully engaged.

Both sides have said they do not want a war.

The actions over the past day are dangerous and risk a serious escalation.

We urge all parties to cease all actions across the Blue Line now.