To stop violations… Lebanon calls for international pressure on Israel


Lebanese Caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Friday called on the United Nations to pressure Israel to stop its violations of his country’s sovereignty.

This came in a statement by the Lebanese government in conjunction with the growing military escalation on the border with Israel.


Diab called on the United Nations to pressure Israel and compel it to respect Resolution 1701, and stop its violations of Lebanese sovereignty.

The Security Council adopted Resolution 1701 in August 2006 calling for the cessation of all hostilities between Lebanon and Israel following the outbreak of confrontations between the two sides in July of the same year.

Diab stressed, “the need to stop the repeated Israeli violations of Lebanese sovereignty, which culminated Thursday through the raid carried out by enemy aircraft on Lebanese territory.”

In turn, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said in a statement that “the situation on the border with the Israeli enemy is very dangerous and an unprecedented threat to Resolution 1701.”


He added, “Using the south as a platform for regional conflicts with uncalculated results and repercussions is a step into the unknown that puts all of Lebanon in the crosshairs of the wars of others on its land.”

He stressed that Lebanon “is not part of the Iranian-Israeli clash in the Sea of ​​Oman. The Lebanese state, with its military and security forces, is responsible for protecting citizens and providing the elements of sovereignty.”

And earlier Friday, “Hezbollah” announced in a statement its responsibility for firing rockets into northern Israel.

He said that “open lands in the vicinity of the Israeli occupation sites in the Shebaa Farms were bombarded with dozens of 122mm rockets.

This is in response to the Israeli airstrikes on open lands in Al-Jarmaq and Al-Shawakir areas on Thursday night.


Meanwhile, Israeli army spokesman Avichai Adraee said in a statement that “Hezbollah fired 19 rockets from the northern Shebaa area.

3 of them landed inside Lebanon and 6 in open areas, without causing any casualties, and 10 other shells were intercepted.