Lebanese authorities announced that the country will file an official complaint to the UN Security Council (UNSC) over Israeli aggression on Wednesday, according to a government statement.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab asked Foreign Minister Zina Aker to “lodge an urgent complaint to the UNSC, regarding the Israeli attacks against Lebanon,” the statement noted.
It quoted Diab as saying “the Israeli enemy, with its artillery first and its warplanes second, carried out an explicit aggression against Lebanese sovereignty.”
He explained that “the enemy (Israel) publicly admitted this flagrant violation of UNSC Resolution 1701” with the pretext of “suspicious rocket attacks on northern occupied Palestine from the Lebanese territories, and that no Lebanese party claimed responsibility for them.”
He further said: “This new and dangerous aggression constitutes a major threat to calm on Lebanon’s southern borders, after a series of Israeli violations of Lebanese sovereignty and the use of Lebanese airspace to attack Syria.”
Diab called on the UN and the Security Council to “deter Israel to stop its repeated violations of Lebanese sovereignty, and its threat to Resolution 1701 and the stability that has existed since 2006.”
The Security Council adopted Resolution 1701 in August 2006, which calls for a cessation of all hostilities between Lebanon and Israel, following the outbreak of confrontations between the two sides in July of the same year.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), called, on Wednesday evening, for a ceasefire and the implementation of maximum restraint, to avoid further escalation on the border between the two countries.