An altercation occurred on Monday, February 10th, between the French U.N. peacekeeping forces and the residents of Braasheet in the district of Bint Jbeil, south of Lebanon. According to the Daily Star, this incident took place after the French UNIFIL troops entered and took pictures at the town of Braasheet.
The UNIFIL Troops were reportedly unaccompanied by the Lebanese Army, which triggered a reaction of the residents of Bint Jbeil. They interrupted the UNIFIL work by blocking their way and snatching their cameras. Others reportedly threw stones at them.
UNIFIL has carried many humanitarian missions in Lebanon apart from being tasked with “Blue Line” control and keeping the peace. However, citizens of southern Lebanon see them as foreign intelligence and refuse their assistance.