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Lebanon/Israel/firing of rockets

Published on November 30, 2011
Statement by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Spokesman

Paris, November 29 , 2011

France strongly condemns the firing of rockets from southern Lebanon which hit northern Israel last night. These attacks constitute serious violations of UNSCR 1701.

France reaffirms her commitment to continued stability along the Blue Line and to respect for UNSCR 1701, which established a ceasefire between Israel and Lebanon in 2006.

We call on the Lebanese armed forces to conduct an inquiry – with UNIFIL’s support – in order to shed full light on the circumstances of these incidents.

We urge all parties to demonstrate the utmost restraint in order to avoid any risk of escalation./.

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