Foreign Ministry Condemns Israeli Violations

Lebanon’s foreign ministry condemned on Friday the Israeli violations against Lebanon’s sovereignty following Israel’s construction works on disputed points along the Blue Line near the Misgav Am settlement, the National News Agency reported.

“The Security Council should meet and the international community should deal with this clear and frank violation of Resolution 1701, as it did with the complaint made by the Israeli enemy,” a ministry statement said.

“Israel's violations constitute a flagrant violation of resolution 1701 and threaten stability in the south and the region,” it added.

On Thursday, Israel resumed the construction works to build a separation wall on disputed points along the Blue Line.

President Michel Aoun on Thursday called for an emergency meeting for the country’s Higher Defense Council to tackle the issue.

A statement issued after the Council's meeting said “the development is an attack on Lebanese territory and a blatant violation of Article 5 of Security Council Resolution 1701.”

The Council also decided to request an emergency meeting for the tripartite committee that comprises the UNIFIL peacekeeping force and the Lebanese and Israeli armies and to give “the necessary instructions to the Army Command on how to confront this aggression”

Source: Naharnet

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