Israeli Troops Cross Southern Border Gate Near Ghajjar Village

An Israeli infantry unit crossed on Wednesday the southern border gate near al-Ghajjar village, al-Jadeed television reported.

According to the channel, an army unit comprised of 25 troops crossed al-Ghajjar gate and deployed eastern the Hosn al-Wazzani resort.

The northern part of the Ghajjar village is still under the Israeli occupation.

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil recently instructed the permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations in New York to file an urgent complaint to the U.N. Security Council on Israel's “blatant” security breaches against Lebanon's sovereignty as per former President Michel Suleiman's request.

Israeli forces crossed on May 11 the Blue Line in the al-Labbouneh border area, uprooted trees and lifted cement blocks that belong to the Lebanese army.

The Israeli navy later violated Lebanese territorial waters off Ras al-Naqoura, pushing a line of buoys 20 meters into Lebanese territorial waters.

Bassil had also instructed the Permanent Representative in New York, Ambassador Nawaf Salam, to file two other complaints on Israeli breaches.

Lebanon's southern border has continuously witnessed violations carried out by Israel.

Israel routinely sends F-16 fighter planes over Lebanon, in violation of Security Council resolution 1701 that ended the 2006 war.



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