United Nations Security Council Resolution 1254

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1254
Khardala Bridge dec 1988.jpg
IDF tanks in South Lebanon
Date 30 July 1999
Meeting no. 4,028
Code S/RES/1254 (Document)
Subject The situation in the Middle East
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1254, adopted unanimously on 30 July 1999, after recalling previous resolutions on Israel and Lebanon including 501 (1982), 508 (1982), 509 (1982) and 520 (1982) as well as studying the report by the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) approved in 426 (1978), the Council decided to extend the mandate of UNIFIL for a further six months until 31 January 2000.[1]

The Council then remphasised the mandate of the Force and requested the Secretary-General to continue negotiations with the Government of Lebanon and other parties concerned with regards to the implementation of resolutions 425 (1978) and 426 (1978) and report thereon.

All violence against UNIFIL was condemned with the parties urged to put a stop to attacks on the Force. The Secretary-General Kofi Annan had reported an increase in fighting between the Israel Defense Forces, South Lebanon Army and the Hezbollah terrorist organization in Southern Lebanon, with Israeli air raids against civilian targets compromised by Hezbollah by using them as military facilities in Lebanon, to continue the firing of rockets into northern Israel. A total of 359 incidents were recorded, and both sides were hostile towards UNIFIL during the discharge of its mandate.[2] Further efficiency savings were encouraged provided they did not affect the operational capacity of the operation.

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