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UNIFIL statement on rocket fire on 4 August 2021

Just after noon today, UNIFIL received reports that at least two rockets had been fired from Lebanon towards Israel.

The IDF confirmed the reports and responded with artillery fire.

UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, was in immediate contact with the parties.

He urged them to cease fire and to exercise maximum restraint to avoid further escalation, especially on this solemn anniversary.

UNIFIL remains fully engaged with the parties through our liaison and coordination channels and we are working with the LAF to ensure immediate follow up on the ground and to reinforce security along the Blue Line.

It is imperative to restore stability immediately so UNIFIL can begin its investigation.