Israel to file UNSC complaint against Syria, Lebanon

Livni: Attempt to infiltrate into Israel is "clear manifestation of lack of acceptance of Israel's sovereignty"; Lebanon also submits complaint.

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May 16, 2011 11:30
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The Israeli Mission to the United Nations announced Monday that it will submit a complaint to the UN Security Council against Syria and Lebanon for breach of council resolutions and violation of international law following Nakba Day events at the northern border Sunday.

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni on Sunday commented on the border protests during her meeting with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, saying, "The attempt to infiltrate into Israel is a clear manifestation of the lack of acceptance of Israel's sovereignty as a country."

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"Israel must defend its sovereignty. This is a significant change in the security situation in the region," she said.

Meanwhile, Lebanon on Monday filed an official complaint with the UN Security Council against Israel following its "killing and wounding of civilians rallying in the town of Maroun a-Ras near the Israeli border," the Lebanese National News Agency reported.

According to the report, the complaint said "Lebanon considered the assault as a hostile act," and "Israel violated Lebanese sovereignty and disregarded UN resolutions.

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The complaint called on the UNSC to pressure Israel to stop "its hostile and provocative policies against Lebanon" and to "hold it accountable for killing civilians."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon late Sunday night called for restraint following the deadly day of border demonstrations.

"The secretary-general is deeply concerned that a significant number of people have been killed or injured," Ban's office said in a statement. "He calls on all concerned to show restraint and refrain from provocations so as to prevent escalation of tensions and ensure civilians are not killed or injured.”

Noting that the border breach originated from the Syrian side, Ban said he was “acutely conscious of the unsustainable status quo in the Arab-Israeli conflict, which is only thrown into sharper relief by the profound political changes now under way in the region.”

He added that there is an "urgent need for a just, lasting and comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace."

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