UNITED NATIONS – Lebanon’s Ambassador to the UN Nawaf Salam submitted a
statistical summary to the Security Council of 54 violations supposedly
committed in December by Israel of Resolution 1701, the cease-fire resolution
that ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War.
The letter was submitted to the
secretary-general and the president of the Security Council on January 28, and
was given to the General Assembly and made public on Friday.
citations are of reconnaissance aircraft or warplanes breaching Lebanese
airspace, with fewer than a dozen others detailing the brandishing of weapons or
the directing of spotlights toward Lebanese border security.
the implications of the report, 12 Israel Air Force planes flew over Lebanon
between Thursday and Friday, the Lebanese Army claimed.
According to a
statement, the Israeli planes entered Lebanese airspace at 10:30 p.m. and roamed
over various parts of the country, finally leaving at 1:15 a.m.
also said that the Israeli reconnaissance planes flew over the Nakoura area in
southern Lebanon for several hours.
The report log ends on December 31,
and thus does not address the possible use of Lebanese airspace in a strike on a
Syrian weapons cache, which occurred on January 31. US officials have said that
the weapons destroyed in the alleged Israel Air Force strike were SA-17
anti-aircraft missiles and launchers headed for Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.
The transfer of those weapons would constitute a violation of Resolution
Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report.
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