Guterres urges Israel and Lebanon to show maximum restraint
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged Israel and Lebanon to show maximum restraint, according to a statement released by his spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
"The Secretary-General is seriously concerned about the incidents across the Blue Line. He calls for maximum restraint and urges all concerned to cease all activities that violate resolution 1701 and endanger the cessation of hostilities," the statement reads.
Yesterday, Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and the Israeli armed forces traded strikes across the line separating the two states, known as the Blue Line for the color of helmets of UN peacekeepers who patrol it. The Shia movement hit Israel’s Wolf armored vehicle, parked at military barracks near the Jewish settlement of Afifim, with an anti-tank missile. In response, the Israeli artillery shelled the territory of southern Lebanon for more than two hours, TASS recalled.