Lebanese Ambassador to the United Nations Amal Mudallali has 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.

Lebanese Ambassador to the United Nations Amal Mudallali
Lebanese Ambassador to the United Nations Amal Mudallali

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”.

The comment was made in wake of the start of an Israeli military operation launch of an operation code named Northern Shield, aimed at destroying trans-boundary tunnels dug by the Hezbollah movement to secretly transfer militants and weapons inside Israel., 

 

According to Haaretz, the Israeli military has been aware of Hezbollah’s plans to build tunnels along the Israel-Lebanon border in order to carry out attacks against the Jewish state since the 2006 Lebanon War and has been trying to map them since 2014.

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