ARABS-UN - Aug. 5 - Peacekeepers Complete Deployment.
In Jerusalem, Israeli PM Barak welcomes the UN deployment, issuing a statement that he hoped it would "bring stability and security to the area" and allow Israelis living near the border to lead normal lives. In announcing the deployment on Aug. 4, the UN said the main aim would be to "instil confidence among the local inhabitants". (UN troops had taken up position at 6 points along the border in the past 2 weeks, but Lebanon had refused to allow them to deploy fully until its cartographers were satisfied that Israel was no longer violating the international border.) Around 550 UN troops are now in the zone. The remainder of the force is stationed to the north and will send more troops to reinforce the new positions.
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|Publication:||APS Diplomat Recorder|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 5, 2000|
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