The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) announced on Thursday it had not detect in the recent days any crossing of the Blue Line at the border between Lebanon and the Palestinian occupied territories.
“The UNIFIL read media reports stating that an individual had infiltrated into Israel from Lebanon, but it did not detect any crossing of the Blue Line in the recent days,” said Andrea Tenenti, spokesperson of the peacekeeping force.
He added that UNIFIL Commander Major General Aroldo Lazaro calls both sides for self-restraint and for preserving stability, as well as resorting to the force’s coordination and liaison mechanisms to avert any misunderstanding or tension.
Israeli media claimed on Wednesday, citing an “assessment” by the occupation military that the bomb near Megiddo junction last Monday was planted by a man who allegedly crossed the border with Lebanon. The Israeli reports also claimed that the attacker was “neutralized”.
Such allegations fell on deaf ears in both Lebanon and Palestine as a Palestinian group called “Galilee Forces – Lone Wolves” claimed responsibility for Megiddo bomb blast. The group issued another statement on Wednesday reiterating that the attacker who planted the bomb withdrew the scene of the attack unhurt. The resistance group noted, meanwhile, that the operation was recorded and that the “Israeli scenario makes no sense.”
Source: Lebanese media