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Sunday, December 29, 2013

OJ vows to find real killers UNIFIL vows to find rocket shooters

UNIFIL vowed to find the terrorists who shot four Katyusha rockets at Israel early Sunday morning. This is from the first link.
After the projectiles landed in Israel near the norther city of Kiryat Shmona and the ensuing IDF response of massive artillery fire, UNIFIL head, Commander Major-General Paolo Serra immediately contacted the Lebanese Armed Forces and the IDF.
Serra said, “This is a very serious incident in violation of UN Security Council resolution 1701 and is clearly directed at undermining stability in the area. UNIFIL’s first imperative is to ensure that there is no further escalation of the situation and I have been assured by the parties of their full cooperation with UNIFIL in this effort and of their continued commitment to the cessation of hostilities.”
He added, “Our troops on the ground are working with the Lebanese Armed Forces to reinforce security and locate the rocket launching site. UNIFIL has intensified its patrols across our area of operations to prevent any further incidents.”
“It is of paramount importance to identify and apprehend the perpetrators of this attack and we will spare no efforts to this end working in cooperation with the Lebanese Armed Forces.”
Israel Radio reported on Sunday afternoon that the Lebanese Armed Forces had located the rocket launchers used by the terrorists.

Maybe if UNIFIL had reasonable engagement rules they might actually have a chance of being effective.  But then, given who negotiated UN Security Council Resolution 1701 for Israel, the rules' ineffectiveness was all but guaranteed.

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At 9:57 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Isn't this that photo from the day the commander of the IDF landscape trimming crew on the north border was shot by (Hezbullah?) sniperfire? The blue UN, intermixed with the Leb army, serving as shields to the Hezbullah killer(s)? Weapons as the ready... and who were they going to shoot at? Not the Hezbullah snipers, who I guess they were abetting...?


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