UNIFIL: Israel violating resolution 1701 August 15, 2008Posted by infidelkafirwatch in Uncategorized.
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..What more does the world expect from iSRAEL (the illegal state), read on:
The head of UN forces in Lebanon accuses Israelis of unilaterally violating a UN resolution that ended the 33-day war against the Lebanese.
Head of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Major-General Claudio Graziano criticized continued overflight of Israeli aircraft in Lebanon’s airspace, and the refusal to provide a map of the zones riddled with Israeli mines and cluster bombs, a Press TV correspondent reported from Beirut.
Graziano said Israel is turning a blind eye to the UN Security Council Resolution 1701 -which demands Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon in parallel with the deployment of UNIFIL and Lebanese soldiers throughout the South- and refuses to pull out its troops from the Lebanese part of southern al-Ghajar village.
Speaking in the UN headquarters in New York, Graziano warned Tel Aviv of handing over any Israeli pilot whose plane crashes in Lebanese territory to Beirut authorities.
He, however, reclined to comment on whether Lebanon had the right to down Israeli war planes in its airspace.
The UN peacekeeping chief in Lebanon said Hezbollah recognizes the resolution 1701 and stressed that the UN has enjoyed excellent cooperation with Hezbollah and with the local Lebanese.
Graziano asserted that apart from UN troops, Lebanese soldiers and hunters no one was armed south of the Litani River.
The Italian general said that the UN mission had been successful in carrying out its mandate in maintaining the ceasefire that went into effect in 2006, stressing that the mission’s presence was vital in ensuring stability in the area.
He denied plans for changes in UNIFIL’s mandate which he said was due to be renewed by the end of August.