Tenenti Says UNIFIL Strongly Condemns Israel's Daily Overflights

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) strongly condemns Israel's daily violations of Lebanon's airspace, Lebanon's National News Agency quoted UNIFIL's spokesman as saying on Thursday.

Describing the overflights as a violation of Lebanese sovereignty and U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 between Israel and Hizbullah, Andrea Tenenti said such violations obstruct the U.N. force's efforts to lower tensions and establish a stable security environment in south Lebanon.

And noting that UNIFIL has protested all such violations and reported them to the U.N. Security Council, the spokesman reminded that UNIFIL chief Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col and U.N. chief Antonio Guterres have repeatedly called on Israel to stop its overflights.

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