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JERUSALEM (AP) – The U.N. peacekeeping force in south Lebanon is denying Israeli charges that it has been ignoring Hezbollah guerrilla activity in the area of the Israeli border.

In one incident, Israeli officials charge that the UNIFIL force stopped a truck filled with weapons but did not filed a full report.

UNIFIL spokeswoman Yasmina Bouziane released a statement late Monday saying, “These reports inaccurately represent the way in which UNIFIL operates and repeat the factual inaccuracies in disregard of our public statement that gave a full account of the incident.”

The U.N. beefed up the peacekeeping force after a 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006. Israel charges that the Lebanese guerrillas have been violating the cease-fire agreement.

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