'Israeli armed forces cross into Lebanon'

'Israeli armed forces cross into Lebanon'
Tue Oct 22, 2013 13:17:28

At least 15 Israeli armed forces have reportedly crossed into the Lebanese territory in blatant violation of a UN Security Council resolution.

Al-Manar, a Lebanese satellite television station affiliated with Hezbollah, reported on its website on Tuesday that the Israeli troops, with the help of tracking dogs, violated the international border on the pretext of searching the border area.

The report added that Israeli troops entered Aitaroun village, 125 km from the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

In August, an explosion wounded Israeli soldiers who had crossed the border into Lebanon in a rare incident on the heavily guarded and volatile frontier.

The Lebanese army said in a statement that the Israeli force reached as far as 400 meters inside Lebanon.

The Israeli military had said earlier that an explosion near Israel's northern border wounded four soldiers.

The Lebanese army called the incident "a new violation of Lebanese sovereignty."

Lebanon's government, the Hezbollah resistance movement, and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, have repeatedly condemned the violation of its sovereignty, saying they are in clear violation of UN Resolution 1701 and the country's sovereignty.

UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brokered a ceasefire in the war of aggression Israel launched against Lebanon in 2006, calls on Israel to respect Lebanon's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

In 2009, Lebanon filed a complaint with the United Nations, presenting over 7,000 documents pertaining to Israeli violations of Lebanese territory.

The West and especially the US all-out support of Israeli aggressions made the regime defiant to undermine the international regulations and repeat the unlawful act.


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