Lebanon filed a complaint against Israel over violations


Lebanon filed on Monday a complaint at the United Nations Security Council against Israel, the country’s state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported.

The short report said that the complaint against Israel accuses it of violating “the International Blue Line and infiltrating into the Lebanese territories from the Wazzani area.”

The complaint to the UN Security Council came two days after 10 Israeli soldiers crossed the technical fence at the border with Lebanon.

The UN Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) on Sunday confirmed that the Israeli soldiers crossed the fence, but said they didn’t cross the Blue Line.

Lebanese army announced earlier that the Israeli forces entered one of al-Wazzani River’s parks where it dismantled the steering wheel of a dredger that was stationed in the park.

The Israelis then patrolled the eastern part of the river before returning to Israel leaving a black box behind.

The Blue Line, which is the line for Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon in 2000, now serves as the borderline of the two countries and runs through the middle of the al-Ghajar village.

Lebanon accuses Israel of intruding its airspace on a daily basis, saying it is a violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701.

The resolution put an end to the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanese Shiite armed group Hezbollah, and mandates peacekeepers to monitor the armistice along the border. Xinhua



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