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Israel, Lebanese, UNIFIL forces hold regular trilateral meeting

UNIFIL peacekeepers stand by at the Lebanon and Israel border [UN Peacekeeping/Twitter]
UNIFIL peacekeepers stand by at the Lebanon and Israel border [UN Peacekeeping/Twitter]

The Israeli and Lebanese armies and UNIFIL teams yesterday held a regular meeting near the Lebanese border to discuss several issues including the ongoing Israeli operation in the area, Arab48 reported.

The meeting, which mainly concentrated on the Israeli operation, was chaired by the UNIFIL Force Commander and Head of Mission Stefano Del Col.

Lebanese media reported that the meeting discussed efforts to maintain calm along the border and to ensure no party violates the Blue Line, in addition to the issue of the tunnels.

Israeli TV Channel 2 said that the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri denied that Israeli claim about discovering tunnels dug by Hezbollah. He called for the Israeli army to send him information about the tunnel, but said he received nothing.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army said that the operation on the Lebanese border dubbed “Operation Northern Shield” would continue until the achievement of its aims.

A UNIFIL team is due to arrive in northern Israel today to inspect the tunnels which Tel Aviv says Hezbollah has created to strike it.

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