MADRID, 28 Oct. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL) reported this Saturday the impact of a projectile at its headquarters in Naqura, which has caused damage to the facilities but there are no victims to report, while an investigation has begun to find out the origin of the incident.
The projectile crashed around 3:00 p.m. inside the base without exploding and the damage was rather caused by the impact itself. "The casing of the projectile has been removed and we are working to determine its origin," the UN mission said in a statement.
UNIFIL recalls that this is the second incident of this nature since the outbreak of the war between Israel and Hamas on October 7, characterized by intense but specific clashes between the Israeli Army and members of the Lebanese Shiite militia party Hezbollah on the border.
The UN mission also recalls that several of its positions "have suffered damage in the last three weeks in a" harsh reminder of the fragile, tense and extremely volatile environment in which peacekeepers operate at this time.
"We urge all parties to cease fire immediately. Furthermore, we call on all those involved in the current conflict to stop any act that puts the safety of civilians or UN personnel at risk, especially as may be violations of international law," the mission adds.
UNIFIL, finally, reiterates its commitment, "despite this attack and previous attacks", to continue in its positions and "to actively work with the parties on both sides of the Blue Line to reduce tension and avoid serious misunderstandings." .