UNIFIL has reported to the UN of Israeli violations of the Lebanese territories, and has also sent a letter to Israel denouncing those violations, Lebanese newspaper the Daily Star reported Saturday.
According to the report, UNIFIL commander, Major General Claudio Graziano, said on Friday following a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, that his organization sent the UN a report outlining Israeli violations of Lebanese territories and airspace.
"UNIFIL has also sent a strong-worded letter to Israel denouncing violations," Graziano told Siniora, according to the Daily Star.
"We discussed the situation in South Lebanon, in addition to bilateral ties with the Lebanese Army, and we informed the premier that everything was under control in the southern region," the paper quoted Graziano as saying.
A spokeswoman for UNIFIL, Yasmina Bouzianne, declared Friday that the organization has not taken any special measures following the assassination of Hizbullah leader Imad Mugniyah on Wednesday. “We continue to maintain the ceasefire agreement in accordance with UN Resolution 1701, and any irregular activity needs to be coordinated with the Lebanese army,” she said.
IDF Chief of Staff, Lit.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, ordered the IDF on Thursday to take the necessary precautions needed to defend Israel’s northern border following the assassination in Damascus and consequent threats of retaliation by Hizbullah.