French media: UN peacekeepers are doing everything to prevent escalation on the border between Israel and Lebanon

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French media: UN peacekeepers are doing everything to prevent escalation on the border between Israel and Lebanon

UN peacekeepers are doing everything to prevent escalation on the border between Israel and Lebanon. The situation here has become more tense over the past four months, as clashes between the Israeli army (IDF) and Shiite militia Hezbollah resumed.

Journalists from the French TV channel Franceinfo who visited the Naqura base of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), located near the Israeli border, talk about the situation.

It can be seen from the observation tower, which is located at a bird's eye height two kilometers from Israel. During the visit, the weather is “non-flying”, which is why the military activity of opponents on both sides of the border is reduced. On this day, “only” 42 incidents were recorded.

It's raining, the wind is blowing... This is not the time to send shells and raise Drones

- explains the peacekeeper.

And since the beginning of October last year, approximately 16 thousand shells have arrived in southern Lebanon. According to the Lebanese Ministry of Health as of mid-January, IDF strikes resulted in 147 deaths and 650 injuries. On the other side of the border, 15 Israelis were killed, nine of whom were military personnel.

The tasks of the peacekeeping contingent are to record every strike from Israel or Lebanon and deter opponents with their presence without interfering in the conflict. Its total strength is ten thousand people, of which 700 are French military. UN forces have been deployed here since 1978, when the Israeli army occupied southern Lebanon.

One of the servicemen very clearly explained to representatives of the French media why he and his comrades were here.

I'm not saying that what we do is critical. On the other hand, I know that if we didn't do this, it would be much worse

- he told reporters.
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  1. +3
    25 January 2024 15: 29
    ...since the beginning of October last year, approximately 16 thousand shells have arrived in southern Lebanon.

    After this, the meaning of the phrase “UN peacekeepers are doing everything to prevent escalation on the border between Israel and Lebanon” is lost.
    The parties are exchanging pies. request
    1. +1
      25 January 2024 20: 45
      restrain opponents with your presence without interfering in the conflict

      Translated into Russian - we will sit behind the fence at our base, take pictures of the war on our smartphones and post the pictures on the Internet
  2. +2
    25 January 2024 15: 29
    "UN peacekeepers are doing allto prevent aggravation on the border between Israel and Lebanon.
    The task of the peacekeeping contingent is to record every strike from Israel or Lebanon and restrain opponents with your presence without interfering in the conflict "-

    ***
    - That's "All" ...
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  3. +4
    25 January 2024 15: 31
    It's raining, the wind is blowing... This is not the time to send shells and raise drones
    UAVs are understandable, but projectiles don’t care about the weather. When firing, weather data is taken into account. Wind speed, air pressure, air and charge temperature. And just firing at the enemy with a howitzer is not a problem.
    1. 0
      25 January 2024 17: 44
      Quote: geor.tcherniaev
      And just firing at the enemy with a howitzer is not a problem.

      The French look from their bell tower - “what kind of Frenchman would shoot from a cannon when it’s raining,” and then there’s the wind.
  4. +2
    25 January 2024 15: 39
    Israel is directly afraid to use weapons because of the peacekeepers. Well, miracles.
    1. 0
      25 January 2024 16: 43
      The Arabs will turn around and push out both the Jews and the Maronites.
      The colonies will go in the opposite direction to capture.
      1. 0
        26 January 2024 10: 14
        Quote: antivirus
        The Arabs will turn around and push out both the Jews and the Maronites.
        The colonies will go in the opposite direction to capture.

        Arabs in their own country are not able to come to an agreement, and the West has learned to take advantage of this character trait
  5. 0
    25 January 2024 16: 03
    You are aware that the UN has the position of commander of the UN peacekeeping forces in the South Caucasus. And guess at once who this commander is and from what country. If Adored Eun wants, he will demolish these peacekeepers in one go. And it will be the Americans in full force, and all of them located in the South Caucasus. There are no other peacekeepers there. bully
    1. 0
      25 January 2024 16: 30
      There are no UN peacekeepers in Korea. There is a UN Command there and their status is radically different from UN peacekeeping missions.
      The UN Command was created to repel North Korean aggression against South Korea in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 83 of 1950.
      These are UN troops to counter the aggressor, and not UN peacekeepers to resolve the conflict. A rare case of such status, if not the only one.

      .
      1. 0
        25 January 2024 16: 35
        In the photo we look at what the US citizen has on his sleeve and I think it’s the UN emblem, and the flags behind Trump’s back talk about it. It really turns out it was nonsense. And the USSR was completely silent. And then some fell apart, the USSR was feared and respected. Nothing. I experienced something similar at sea. My only hope was in the captain.
        1. +1
          25 January 2024 16: 48
          the soldier has it on his sleeve and I think it’s the UN emblem

          Yes, this is the UN emblem. Only these are not UN peacekeepers, whose task is to separate the parties to the conflict, but the UN Command, whose task is to repel aggression, fighting on the side of the victim of aggression. They are not on the list of UN peacekeeping missions because they are not peacekeepers.
          https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Список_миротворческих_миссий_и_операций_ООН
          These are UN troops created in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter, the UN in this case acted as a participant in hostilities on the side of South Korea, and not as a neutral party in the conflict, like peacekeepers.
          The Resolution stated
          The Council recommended that "Members of the United Nations provide such assistance to the Republic of Korea as may be necessary to repel the armed attack and restore international peace and security in the area"
          1. -1
            25 January 2024 16: 59
            I see I use it as a guide and only. I advise you to read the article.
            1. 0
              25 January 2024 17: 41
              This topic has been known for a long time. The author's article is full of distortions.
              The Korean Peninsula War ended in 1953, but this formulation is still used today.

              In fact, the author is disingenuous - in 1953 a truce was signed, not a peace treaty. And the UN resolution does not limit its effect in time.
              UN peacekeepers do not study the terms of international law “state border”, “limitation”, “demarcation”, “population” and “territory” from textbooks

              Here the author is trying to substitute concepts and mislead the reader - they are not peacemakers.
              The official UN publication Blue Helmets (1990) writes: “The international force in Korea was not a UN peacekeeping operation in the modern sense of the term, since the enforcement action was not carried out by the Organization, was not based on the consent of the parties, and the use of force was used.”
              “Mission Korea” is not included in the list of 72 UN peacekeeping operations.

              Exactly what I wrote to you above.
              There is nothing new in the article, the author is simply trying to cast a shadow over the fence. The UN Command was created in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter by a resolution of the UN Security Council, it received the right to use UN symbols. Such issues are resolved under the jurisdiction of the UN Security Council, so everything is legal.
  6. -1
    25 January 2024 16: 33
    Wow! It turns out there are as many as 10000 of these striped ones there! They could have reached Haifa long ago and punished the Jews!
  7. +1
    25 January 2024 16: 33
    Wow! It turns out there are as many as 10000 of these striped ones there! They could have reached Haifa long ago and punished the Jews!
  8. +1
    25 January 2024 16: 43
    Everything will be there in a bunch, the Kazakhs are in charge there now........
    1. +1
      25 January 2024 17: 11
      Even if you send aliens, the stupid UN official instructions will not allow them anything.
  9. +2
    25 January 2024 16: 57
    Journalists from the French TV channel Franceinfo who visited the Naqura base of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), located near the Israeli border, talk about the situation.

    First, Naqoura is a city in southern Lebanon where UNIFIL is located.

    В problem peacekeeping contingent includes record every blow from Israel or Lebanon and hold back opponents with their presence, without interfering in the conflict.

    This is with a total contingent of 10 thousand conventional bayonets (???)

    The peacekeepers have settled down well since March 19, 1978, and for considerable salaries, in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolution, which is almost automatically extended every six months by a temporary mandate (!?)

    It’s probably not for nothing that Tokayev also wants to “employ” his military as peacekeepers.

    Deputy head of the Kazakh defense department Talgat Mukhtarov said that their military is heading to Lebanon. In accordance with the law on peacekeeping activities, each member of the mission Three times the salary will be paid.

    If a contract worker receives 100 thousand tenge from us, then they will receive 300 thousand monthly. Payments from the UN are also provided - about 1410 dollars a month, plus daily allowance - about two dollars.
    1. 0
      25 January 2024 17: 48
      + everyone has a girl like the one in the photo for the night. Right?
      Well, purely elves!
  10. 0
    25 January 2024 18: 11
    What are they doing there, counting the flying missiles and shells? lol