World Bulletin/News Desk
The United Nations (UN) announced on Monday that the Israeli troops violated Security Council resolutions by crossing the Blue Line on the Lebanese border.
Speaking at a press conference, UN deputy spokesperson Eduardo del Buey said a statement released by UN Peacekeeping forces (UNIFIL) in Lebanon announced that the Israeli soldiers crossed the Blue Line, and entered into Lebanese soil, which was a "serious violation" of the UNSCR 1701.
Buey also urged Israeli authorities to cooperate with UNIFIL during the investigation launched on the issue.
He added that the investigation committee was currently on the field and worked in coordination with the Lebanese army to determine the facts as soon as possible.
Upon a question, Buey touched upon the new settlements approved by the Israeli government, and said the position of UN Secretary General Ban Ki- Moon had been very clearly declared several times that the settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory were illegal.
The Blue Line is the demarcation line between Lebanon and Israel established by the UN after the Israeli withdrawal from southern Lebanon after its short 1978 invasion called "Operation Litani".
UNSCR 1701 intended to resolve the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, envisaging Israel to withdraw all of its forces from Lebanon in parallel with Lebanese and UNIFIL soldiers deploying throughout the South of Litani River, the so-called Blue Line.Last Mod: 13 Ağustos 2013, 09:13