”Lebanon registers breaches of its airspace by Israel almost on an everyday basis”, Lebanese Ambassador to Moscow Chawki Bou Nassar told Sputnik News agency yesterday, calling on the global community to put an end to aggression against Beirut.
“Israel almost daily invades Lebanese airspace and territorial waters and sometimes violates the border of Lebanon. Almost every day they violate Lebanese airspace, which constitutes a breach of an international law. Therefore, we have called on the international community and countries that have an influence on Israel to take a clear stand opposing any aggression against Lebanon,” he said.
In late November, the Israeli army launched the Northern Shield operation in order to expose and neutralize cross-border attack tunnels that Hezbollah dug from Lebanon into Israel.
After the launch of the operation, the Lebanese army and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) increased the number of patrols along the Blue Line in order to prevent incidents that could lead to increased tensions in the border area
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the nation after the launch of of Operation Norther Shield
“Israel maintains the right to defend itself. We will continue to do all that is necessary to defend ourselves against Iran’s efforts to use Lebanon, Syria and Gaza as forward terror bases to attack Israel,” the PM said. he added.
It seems like Israel has no problem doing all that is ”necessary” by infiltrating Lebanon in all different ways.
Earlier in the month Lebanese Ambassador to the United Nations Amal Mudallali sent a letter to the UN Security Council accusing Israel of hacking into the country’s telephone network in order to warn residents of southern Lebanon of the threat caused by Hezbollah’s efforts to dig tunnels on border with Israel.
According to the letter, Israel allegedly hacked into the Lebanese national communications network and warned residents of the village of Kfar Kila of bombings on Lebanese territories to destroy the tunnels, stressing that their lives were in danger.
“That campaign is being accompanied by a number of extremely serious acts, of which the most recent is that Israel has breached the Lebanese communications grid by hacking into the telephone network and sending recorded messages to peaceable civilian inhabitants of the southern part of the village of Kafr Killa warning them of imminent explosions to take place on Lebanese territory that might put their lives at risk”, the letter said.
According to Mudallali, such Israeli actions constitute a violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty.
The diplomat also called on the UN Security Council to “take all measures necessary to confront this systematic campaign being waged by Israel and Israel’s ongoing violations of Lebanese sovereignty, which are a threat to the security and stability of the entire region”.
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