UN warns Israel over air space violations

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Lebanon has protested Israel for violating Lebanon's air space several times as Israel carried out raids in Syria.

UN warns Israel over air space violations

World Bulletin/News Desk

The U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon has protested to Israel after it observed increased violations of Lebanese air space by Israel, which carried out raids in Syria.

According to a statement released by UNIFIL, Israel's violation of Lebanese air space was against the sovereignty of Lebanon and the UN Security Council's resolution no. 1701.

The UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon protested Israel after its escalating violations of Lebanese air space as Israel carried out raids in Syria.

UNIFIL added that they were aware of the concerns of Lebanese government about the issue, and accordingly Israeli officials were warned and asked to end air space violations.

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour earlier said that Israeli warplanes repeatedly violated Lebanese air space, carried out low altitude flights over border villages and towns. 

"UNIFIL (the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon) says that in the course of the past week it has observed a higher number of Israeli air violations over Lebanese air space," U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters on Tuesday.

"The U.N. Interim Force has lodged firm protests with the Israeli Defence Force on this matter asking them to cease the over flights," Nesirky said.

Lebanon, in a letter obtained by Reuters on Monday, also called on the U.N. Security Council to "compel Israel to halt its violations of Lebanon's sovereignty by air, sea and land, and carry out all its obligations in accordance with Resolution 1701."

Turkey and Iran have also condemned the Israeli strikes on Syria.


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