United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

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United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

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Dates of existence

1978-

History

Since 1972, southern Lebanon had been the theatre of hostilities between Palestinian groups on the one hand, and Israeli forces and its local Lebanese auxiliary on the other. After Israeli forces invaded southern Lebanon in 1978 following a Palestinian commando raid in Israel, the Security Council called upon for respect for the integrity, sovereignty and independence of Lebanon, called upon Israel to withdraw, and established the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in March 1978. This Force was to confirm the withdrawl of Israeli forces, restore international peace and security, and assist Lebanon in re-establishing its authority in the area. Hostilities have continued and UNIFIL, for its part, has sought to contain the conflict and protect the population.

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  • English

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