"This matter is unacceptable and must be condemned," said Akar, stressing that Lebanon is "committed to the survival of UNIFIL forces in the south."
Rivlin’s visit comes in advance of the UN Security Council’s anticipated renewal in August of UNIFIL’s mandate.
Brig.-Gen. Shlomi Binder, who commands Division 91, said that ‘Hezbollah’s terrorist army’ was active on the border and attempting to destabilize the region
On Sunday, IDF aircraft were spotted as far north as the Beirut area
One image from the scene showed a Lebanese soldier pointing an RPG launcher towards the tank.
Both Israel and the US want to see the peacekeeping mission's powers strengthened to properly monitor Hezbollah activity against the Jewish state.
'I renew my call for Israel to adhere to its obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions and immediately cease its overflights above Lebanese airspace.'
The UN Security Council plans to hold further meetings to discuss a necessary change to UNIFIL’s mandate, ahead of its renewal in August.
"As Republicans and Democrats, we are united in our concern about the continuing, serious violations of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701."
Israel's Mission to the UN welcomed new provisions in the mandate which it said were "a clear call on the Lebanese government to allow access to UNIFIL forces."