Gunfire exchange at Lebanese-Israel border could spark war

Michael Williams

The recent exchange of gunfire between Lebanese and Israeli forces along their common border could easily lead to war, according to the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Michael Williams.

In a meeting with the Lebanese Prime Minister, Williams described the incident that took place along the UN Blue Line in the Wazzani area as "disturbing".

The Blue Line is a border that was drawn up by the UN in 2000 to monitor Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon.

He also discussed the recent bomb attack on the UN.

Five peacekeepers were wounded in the attack on 26 July against a convoy of UN vehicles in Southern Lebanon.

The Lebanese government is being asked to find and arrest those responsible for the attack.

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