Four Israeli warplanes skim Lebanon skies

Israeli warplanes

Israeli warplanes

PRESSTV | Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:54AM GMT

Israeli military aircraft have entered Lebanese airspace and flown over areas of the country in blatant violation of a UN Security Council resolution.

Two Israeli warplanes crossed into Lebanese airspace over the village of Sheka, located some 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of the capital Beirut, at 12:45 p.m. local time (0945 GMT) on Thursday, according to a statement issued by the Lebanese military.

The aircraft flew over several areas of the country before they left the Lebanese airspace at 2:10 p.m. local time (1110 GMT) while flying over the southern village of Naqoura, which is situated some 91 kilometers (57 miles) south of Beirut.

Earlier in the day, two Israeli warplanes also breached Lebanon’s airspace over the southern border village of Kfar Kila, located 96 kilometers (59 miles) south of Beirut, at 12 p.m. local time (0900 GMT) and flew over several areas in Lebanon.

The aircraft left Lebanese airspace at 12:15 p.m. local time (0915 GMT) while flying over the city of Tripoli, situated 85 kilometers (52 kilometers) north of Beirut.

The Israeli regime violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.

Lebanon’s government, the Hezbollah resistance movement, and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, have repeatedly condemned the overflights, 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.


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Every nation, has the right to defend itself against breaches of (International) Law, sovereignty, safety, violations of regulations, treaties and agreements. Resistance is a legal right.

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