UNSC slams Israel’s Nakba Day killing

PressTV –  Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:58AM GMT

A view of the United Nations Security Council
The UN Security Council (UNSC) has censured Israel’s killing of ten civilian protesters on Lebanon’s border on Nakba Day, which marked the 63rd anniversary of the occupation of Palestinian lands.

The Security Council denounced the killing that occurred on May 15, when Israeli troops opened fire on a group of Palestinian refugee protestors who were holding a symbolic march toward their homeland on the Lebanese border, AFP reported on Tuesday.

Ten civilians were killed and over 110 others injured in the attack.

The UN body also condemned the roadside bomb attacks on UN peacekeepers in Lebanon on May 27 and July 26 in which six Italian troops and six French soldiers were injured.

Meanwhile, the 15-nation Security Council unanimously renewed the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon’s (UNIFIL) mandate for another year.

The Security Council decided to extend the present mandate of UNIFIL until August 31, 2012.

The Security Council also welcomed a “strategic dialogue” between UNIFIL and the Lebanese Armed Forces aimed at increasing the capability of the Lebanese military in the south of the country.

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