In Lebanon a fragile peace settled over the southern area of the country as U.N.?
In Lebanon a fragile peace settled over the southern area of the country as U.N. forces took up their positions between Palestinian guerrillas and the Israeli occupation forces on Thursday (30 March). For the first time since Israel launched its massive land, sea and air invasion two weeks ago there were no report of fighting. However the United Nations forces have already suffered casualties -- one of them fatal -- and Palestinian commandos have said they will not allow Unifil to interfere with their guerrilla operations. So far Israel has shown no signs of preparing to leave -- so the U.N. task is both delicate and dangerous. But as always, it is the civilian population of the area who have suffered the most. The BBC's Chris Wain visited the village of Abbasiye in southern Lebanon on Thursday -- here's his report.