Aoun: Israeli Separation Wall with Lebanon Incompatible with International Boundariesإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
President Michel Aoun said on Monday that Israel is preparing to build a separation wall along the Blue Line which “Lebanon believes is not compatible with the international boundary lines.”
“Israel is preparing to build a wall along the Blue Line,” with Lebanon, Aoun told visiting Pernille Dahler Kardel, the Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon.
“Lebanon adheres to the UN resolutions and insists on its implementation, foremost of which is Resolution 1701. Israel continues its repeated attacks on Lebanon, and so far more than 11 thousand violations of this decision have been registered,” he added.
“The Blue Line does not match the international boundary lines where Israel plans to build a wall,” said Aoun, raising concerns the wall would be constructed on Lebanese territory.
The Blue Line is a border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel published by the United Nations on 7 June 2000 for the purposes of determining whether Israel had fully withdrawn from Lebanon.
Israel has reportedly started preparations for the construction of a 7 meters high cement wall along the southern Lebanese border which will run from Ras al-Naqoura in the west, through Isbaa al-Jaleel to the Shebaa farms and Jabal al-Sheikh in the east.
On the issue of Jerusalem, after a US decision that recognized it as capital of Israel, Aoun said : “I believe that Jerusalem has a special international status. Washington does not have the right to exclusively cancel international resolutions.”