Lebanon condemns and rejects the use of Lebanese airspace by Israel in raids on Syria

A man views the remains of a missile that landed in the southern Lebanese village of Kaoukaba, near the border with Syria, after the Israeli attacks. (Ali Dia / AFP/Getty Images)
A man views the remains of a missile that landed in the southern Lebanese village of Kaoukaba, near the border with Syria, after the Israeli attacks. (Ali Dia / AFP/Getty Images)

BEIRUT-  Officials in Lebanon closely followed the recent military developments between Israel and Syria, and noted the fall of fragments from rockets used in the confrontation in the Bekaa and southern Lebanon areas.
President Michel Aoun consulted with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is outside Lebanon, about the position to be taken in this regard.
Lebanese Defense Minister Yacoub Sarraf called the UNIFIL commander, General Michael Perry, and conveyed to him “Lebanon’s rejection of the continuous Israeli violations that took place on Saturday in the form of mock raids carried out by Israeli warplanes above villages and towns in the south.”
Sarraf’s press office stressed “Lebanon’s rejection and condemnation of the use of Lebanese airspace by Israel to carry out its raids,” describing the incident as a “blatant violation of Lebanese sovereignty.”
The Lebanese Foreign Ministry in a statement condemned “the raids on Syria” and stressed the right of “legitimate self-defense against any Israeli aggression.” The statement added that “this aggressive policy practiced by Israel threatens stability in the region,” calling on “the countries concerned to rein in Israel to stop its aggression.”
It said: “Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil gave his instructions last Thursday to the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations in New York to file a complaint with the Security Council against Israel, calling for the condemnation of Israel and warning it against using Lebanese airspace to launch attacks against Syria.”

According to Reuters, the Israeli jets carried out another airstrike on Syrian army positions from Lebanese airspace. For its part, the Syrian side launched ground-to-air missiles on Israeli fighters, after which they were forced to turn back.
According to Reuters, the Israeli jets carried out  airstrikes on Syrian army positions from Lebanese airspace. For its part, the Syrian side launched ground-to-air missiles on Israeli fighters, after which they were forced to turn back.

In New York, Lebanon called on the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Security Council to pressure Israel to immediately stop its violations of Lebanese airspace to launch airstrikes on Syrian territory.
“Israeli violations of Lebanese sovereignty are continuing by land, sea and air without any respect for international law or any consideration of Resolution 1701,” Lebanese Ambassador to the UN Amal Mudallali said in a complaint to the UN chief and the presidency of the UN Security Council.
Mudallali pointed out that Lebanon “had informed the Security Council in a previous complaint last year about Israel’s violation of Lebanese airspace in its raid on Syrian territory on Sept. 7, 2017,” asserting that these violations “paint a very dangerous pattern in addition to the patterns of daily violations of Lebanese sovereignty and constitute a new cycle of destabilization of regional security and peace by Israel.”
Mudallali reiterated Lebanon’s commitment to Resolution 1701 and called on the Security Council and the international community to “exert the necessary and effective pressure on Israel to ensure full compliance with the provisions of the resolution and its full implementation without delay, including the cessation of all violations of Lebanese airspace and sovereignty.”

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  • YeUx

    Israel as a nation is a hoax an invented specie of criminals that need to learn a lesson, the hypocrites of the “security council” and the UN pretend to listen but in reality they are part of the plan to put in Palestine an invented race of criminals called Israhellis.
    Lebanon should fortify its Army and recover all its land, Lebanese army maps published in 1961 and 1966 specifically pinpoint several of the Shebaa Farms, including Zebdine, Fashkoul, Mougr Shebaa and Ramta, all of which are designated as being Lebanese. Lebanese Ministry of Tourism maps also show the Lebanese-Syrian border running west of the Shebaa Farms. Syria has officially acknowledged the Farms are Lebanese.
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms belong to Lebanon. Assad told a news conference in Paris before ending a state visit to France, Beirut and Damascus before the “Syrian war where about to demarcate their countries’ border at Shebaa Farms after Israel withdraws from the region (yes Israhell is in Syria) They will then submit a new map to the UN.


    Do You ever wondered why the war in Syria? Is a war made in Israhell, to steal more land, to say that Israhellis have the right to self defence. they don’t want peace in the region, opportunists like Israhhell take advantage of chaos, to mock the international community making it look like if all Countries in this World are stupid.
    Lebanon! If You want peace, prepare for war.

    • Rudy1947

      Many folks in the Middle East found out that a “Hoax” was real.

    • Niemals

      You are right, Lebanon should fortify its Army and recover the country from Hezbollah and it’s creater – Iran.

  • Rudy1947

    Gotta love that picture. Put a metal grid across the top…bottom…..never mind, and grill your favorite entree.