UN warns against Israel-Lebanon truce breakdown


The UN Security Council warned Tuesday that violations of the cessation of hostilities agreement between Lebanon and Israel could lead to a new conflict “that none of the parties or the region can afford.”

The council’s warning came in a resolution adopted unanimously Tuesday extending the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon that monitors the cessation of hostilities until Aug. 31, 2017. It maintained the mission’s ceiling at 15,000 troops, supported by international and local civilian staff.

The council expressed concern “at the limited progress made towards the establishment of a permanent cease-fire.”

It urged all parties “to make every effort to ensure that the cessation of hostilities is sustained, exercise maximum calm and restraint and refrain from any action or rhetoric that could jeopardize the cessation of hostilities or destabilize the region.”

A Security Council resolution ordering a cessation of hostilities ended the 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah militants in southern Lebanon in the summer of 2006. The fighting left some 1,200 Lebanese and 160 Israelis dead, and ended in a stalemate.

The UN force, which has been in southern Lebanon since 1978, was expanded after the 2006 war so peacekeepers could deploy along the border with Israel to help Lebanese troops extend their authority into the south for the first time in decades.

The resolution adopted Tuesday condemned “in the strongest terms all attempts to threaten the security and stability of Lebanon.” It underlined “the risk that violations of the cessation of hostilities could lead to a new conflict that none of the parties or the region can afford.”

But while praising the efforts of Lebanon and Israel, the UN chief underscored “that calm should not be mistaken for progress” on implementing the 2006 resolution and others, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. The 2006 resolution, among other things, call for all militias, including Hezbollah, to be disarmed — a demand that has been ignored for 10 years.

“The violent and unstable regional context emphasizes the importance of tangible progress by the parties toward a permanent ceasefire, as envisaged in the resolution,” as well as ensuring that the cessation of hostilities is sustained, Dujarric said.



23 responses to “UN warns against Israel-Lebanon truce breakdown”

  1. As long as Iran controls Lebanon, there never will be a cease fire. Whether it’s Nasrallrat threatening the destruction of various infrastructure or Iran threatening the very existence of Israel, a permanent cease fire will never happen.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Likewise, as long as Zionists control Israel, and never ‘buddy-up’ to all the Palestinian Refugees it stuck Lebanon with for generations. Takes 2 to tango.

      1. It was made very clear that an Israeli state was totally unacceptable to the Arabs of the ME. It’s a shame even today that the Paliarabs didn’t create their state of Palestine in 47, a different world would have been created.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Yes, true, Takes 2 boneheads to tango, then. How’s that? No-one dances ‘together’ any more,

          1. One bonehead did very well, the other bonehead either fled, whined to their fellow Arabs who tried but failed and also gave up and are now parasites to many Arab nations that don’t want them.

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Still, all boneheads. Running with ‘economic variances’ seems to make little difference.

      2. The Palestinian Refugees will remain to be ‘stuck’ in Lebanon for coming generations as well – that’s the reality that Lebanon don’t want to talk about.

        It is the UNRWA that takes care of them, Lebanon just give them the space to stay on.
        Furthermore Lebanon can’t control them, they have proved to be dangerous for the Lebanese army since they are armed with Machine Guna.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Well, at least the bank robbers (the terrorist faction within their communities) were eventually removed by the army( at one point..), because they came out and dared to rob a Leb-Bank. No-one was happy about that. 😉

      3. Takes 1 (one) normal person to figure out that the “Resistance” brings nothing but pain and suffering. Unfortunately, the number of normal people in Lebanon seems critically low.

      4. Stop with the nonsense that Palestinians are a minority in Israel, you can’t argue that the Palestinians aren’t an integral part of Israel; occupied and dispossessed, but integral.

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Nice to see some ‘new’ stories filter into here sometimes.

  3. Get rid of Zionsits and Zionism and 99% of the world’s problem will be resolved.

    Their story is best explained in this article …

    Are Jews the Israelites of the Bible?


    1. Are the Palestinians the true Palestinians or just a mix of arabs that were just passing through. Then again, what is a true Palestinian? If Jews were part Neanderthal, are Arabs part Homo Erectus.

      1. Where did you read about “Neanderthal” and/or “Homor Erectus” in the article?

        1. Just remembered some of your prior BS.

          1. And I had told you that article was for laughs. Here it is again:


          2. Don’t need to see again, it was crap the first time.

          3. As long as nobody criticizes your Zionist Gods.

          4. Neanderthals are now Zionist Gods. Wow, the elastic has been stretched a bit too far.

          5. That’s your interpretation.

        2. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Doubt he read it ….

          1. I just considered the source.

          2. The important thing is that you did. Now you’re even smarter than you used to be. And the final piece of the puzzle has fallen in place. 🙂

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