UNIFIL Spokesperson Andrea Tenenti announced, in a statement to the National News Agency on Sunday, that the international peacekeeping forces have opened an investigation into the shooting of a shepherd in the vicinity of Kfarshuba, and headed to the area to determine the circumstances and location of the incident, including the Blue Line.

Tenenti indicated that the UNIFIL soldiers in the area heard the shooting, affirming that the UNIFIL Head of Mission and Commander-in-Chief, Major General Stefano Del Cole, “started his contacts with the parties and urged them to exercise restraint,” stressing that “the situation in the region is now calm.”

“The Israeli army informed UNIFIL today that a person – who was stated to have crossed the Blue Line in the vicinity of Kfarshuba – came under fire from the Israeli forces stationed in the area. The Israeli army took this person to hospital for treatment,” Tenenti said.

He added that according to the Lebanese local authorities, this person is a shepherd of Syrian origin.

“Immediately, the Head of the UNIFIL Mission and its Commander-in-Chief, Major General Stefano Del Cole, began contacting the parties and urged them to exercise restraint,” Tenenti confirmed, adding that the UNIFIL soldiers in the area heard the shooting.

Tenenti reiterated that UNIFIL has opened an investigation into the incident, assuring that the situation in the region is now tranquil.

 

Source: National News Agency

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