Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon speaks during the United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including Palestine, at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., December 18, 2017.
(photo credit: REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID)
Israel will continue to “carry out defensive operations in its own territory and will thwart any threat to its civilians,” Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said Saturday in response to Lebanon's complaint about the wall being built on the northern border.
Lebanon's Ambassador to the United Nations, Amal Mudallali, wrote the United Nations Security Council asking it to act in response to the wall being built by the IDF on the Lebanese border.
"Israel has committed a new violation of Lebanese sovereignty by proceeding with construction of a wall and other installations inside Lebanese territory at points along the Blue Line with regard to which Lebanon maintains a claim, near the settlement called Misgav Am," Mudallali wrote in her appeal. According to the Lebanese ambassador, this is a violation of Security Council resolution 1701, adopted after the Second Lebanon War.
"Lebanon reiterates its resolve to defend every inch of its soil and waters. It calls on the Security Council to act on its responsibilities...and bringing about an immediate end to this Israeli violation." The ambassador also called on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon to ensure security along the border.
"Instead of making false complaints, it is time for the Lebanese government to roll up its sleeves and address Hezbollah's violations, which could lead to the residents of southern Lebanon paying a very heavy price,” Danon said.
The wall is being built between Kfar Kela and Metula. The first of the Hezbollah attack tunnels Israel discovered in December began from a residential structure in the south of Kfar Kela, and infiltrated some 40 meters into Metula's kiwi and apple orchards.
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