UN urges Lebanon, Israel to refrain from sudden activities near Blue Line -The Asian Age

The chief of United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) on Thursday urged Lebanon and Israel to refrain from any sudden activities near the Blue Line separating the two countries.

"The UNIFIL must be notified of any activities near the Blue Line in order to ... put in place coordinated security arrangements to avoid any possible incidents or violations," said Stefano Del Col.

 He made the remarks after a tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese and Israeli armies at the Ras Al Naqoura crossing on the Lebanese-Israeli border.

On Dec. 4, 2018, the Israeli army launched a military operation on the northern border with Lebanon in search of "offensive" cross-border tunnels suspected of being dug by Lebanon's Shiite militant group Hezbollah.