Lebanon files complaint with UN against Israel

Israel-Lebanon-BorderLebanon has lodged a complaint with the United Nations against Israel’s “dangerous” violations of its sovereignty after the regime bombarded the southern parts of the country.

On Thursday, the Lebanese Foreign Ministry said the Israeli military had fired over 100 shells at southern Lebanon between July 11 and 14 during Tel Aviv’s aerial raids on the Gaza Strip.

The Lebanese ministry further described the Israeli regime’s assaults as “repeated and dangerous violations” of its territorial integrity.

On July 14, Lebanese media reports said two rockets had been fired from southern Lebanon into northern Israel. The Israeli military later said in a statement that Israeli forces responded with artillery fire after rockets hit open areas north of the coastal city of Nahariya.

Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry further said Beirut “rejects the firing of rockets (from its territory) on occupied Palestinian territory,” adding that such an action “serves neither Lebanon nor the Palestinian resistance, and gives Israel reason to attack Lebanon and its sovereignty.”

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil has said unsanctioned elements in Lebanon were behind the recent rocket attacks on Israel, stressing that that the incident does not justify Tel Aviv’s violation of its sovereignty.

The recent Israeli violations come as the regime continues to breach Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.

UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brokered a ceasefire in the war of aggression Israel launched on Lebanon in 2006, calls on Tel Aviv to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

In 2009, Lebanon filed a complaint with the United Nations, presenting over 7,000 documents pertaining to Israeli violations of the Lebanese territory.


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