Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hezbollah slams UNIFIL for doing its job

UNIFIL has been doing a capacity testing operation across southern Lebanon, to see how well it could deploy troops if needed. Some southern Lebanese protested, throwing rocks and injuring one UNIFIL peacekeeper.

Interestingly, Hezbollah protested the operation itself, saying it was a violation of UN resolution 1701 - the resolution that expanded UNIFIL responsibilities. Hezbollah is apparently considering itself to be the only army with a right to work in southern Lebanon.

UNIFIL responded, saying that this was coordinated with the Lebanese army and is quite legal.