On August 11,
2006 the U.N. Security Council has passed Resolution 1701. The
resolution was unanimously approved and it calls for a full cessation of
hostilities based upon, in particular, the immediate cessation by
Hezbollah of all attacks and the immediate cessation by Israel of all
offensive military operations and the deployment of 15,000 U.N.
peacekeeping troops in Lebanon.
RCPL welcomes the unanimous adoption of U.N. Security Council Resolution
1701 calling for the full cessation of hostilities in the conflict
between Israel and Hezbollah.
RCPL calls on all parties to accept the principles outlined by the UNSC
without delay and respect their obligations under international
humanitarian law. RCPL also calls on the Lebanese government to take
full and exclusive control of Lebanese territories, disarm all
non-governmental groups according to Taëf accord and UNSCR 1559, and
deploy its national army to ensure the security of all citizens and
avoid any security destabilizing factor in the future.
RCPL remains deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation in Lebanon:
more than 1000 deaths, 3600 injured and more than one million person
displaced since July 12, 2006 when Israel launched a military operation
against Lebanon and Hezbollah after the last kidnapped two Israeli
soldiers. RCPL believes that international humanitarian aid for Lebanon
is necessary to facilitate the return of displaced civilians so they can
begin to rebuild their lives.
Therefore, RCPL asks the Canadian government to take part in this