Villagers in southern Lebanon seized weapons from U.N. peacekeepers and hurled stones and eggs at their patrol on Saturday, security sources said.
"Some of these may have been something spontaneous in the street, but some were clearly organised," U.N. special coordinator for Lebanon told reporters on Thursday.
The sources said Saturday's incident occurred after a UNIFIL patrol arrested a youth following an argument in the village of Kabrikha. When they took him to a nearby town their patrol was surrounded by angry residents who disarmed them.
Lebanese army forces then intervened and the weapons were returned to UNIFIL and the youth was released, an army spokesman said. A UNIFIL spokesman was unable to comment on the incident.
"The situation can be calmed by a change in the conduct of the international forces," Hezbollah deputy leader Naim Qassem said in an interview published in Ad-Diyar newspaper on Saturday.
ReutersGüncelleme Tarihi: 03 Temmuz 2010, 18:07