Brussels, 28/01/2015
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STATEMENT

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border

Today's attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border are undermining the cessation of hostilities established by UNSC Resolution 1701 and the peacebuilding efforts along the Blue Line.

The threats to Israel on its Northern border must stop. The EU calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities. An escalation of violence could be detrimental to the region as a whole in these difficult times.

We extend our sincere condolences to the families of the Israeli soldiers and of the deceased member of UNIFIL. The EU reiterates its full support for the UNIFIL mission, the Lebanese Army and the Government and the people of Lebanon in much needed efforts to maintain peace and stability in Lebanon in these dramatic times for the country.