Suleiman Asks Bassil to File Complaint over 'Israeli Violations' and UNIFIL to Open Probe

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Outgoing President Michel Suleiman condemned on Monday a new Israeli breach along Lebanon's southern border, considering it violates United Nations Security Council resolution 1701.

He called on the international community to take the necessary decision to prevent the Jewish state from further violating the Lebanese sovereignty and to press it to end its aggression.

Suleiman also called on Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil to file a complaint against Israel to the U.N. Security Council in order to safeguard Lebanon's sovereignty and maintain stability and security in the South.

The National News Agency also reported that “Israeli forces continued digging in al-Labbouneh using bulldozers as soldiers were on high alert..”

UNIFIL peacekeepers also deployed along the border to monitor the Israeli forces.

An Israeli army infantry force crossed on Sunday the Blue Line in the al-Labbouneh border area and uprooted trees thus exposing a Lebanese army checkpoint.

The unit also lifted a cement block that belongs to the Lebanese army.

The NNA later said that the Israeli navy violated Lebanese territorial waters off Ras al-Naqoura.

It said that the gunboats pushed a line of buoys 20 meters into Lebanese territorial waters.

But later on Monday evening, the UNIFIL announced that it was informed on Sunday morning of Israeli plans to carry out maintenance work along the technical fence to the south of the Blue Line.

These information were conveyed to the Lebanese Armed Forces, and UNIFIL troops deployed in the region to monitor the Israeli activities, the peacekeeping force said in a released statement.

“Commander Maj.-Gen. Paolo Serra also decided to open a probe to investigate Sunday's developments,” the statement added.

The UNIFIL assured that calm is prevailing in border regions along the Blue Line, and reiterated that the troops' activities are carried in coordination with the LAF.

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

Israel routinely sends F-16 fighter planes over Lebanon, in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution that ended the 2006 war. The Israeli planes have often broken the sound barrier over Beirut and other places as a show of strength, most recently after the drone incident.



Comments 21
Missing cedars 12 May 2014, 14:01

Bassil busy in Paris trying to cook a presidential deal with Harriri for Aoun. I suggest on Suleiman to dissolve the parliament for failing to elect a president as he is the current head of state.

Thumb -phoenix1 12 May 2014, 17:48

Bassil is currently in Paris trying to cook a meal, nothing else. This deal between Hariri and Aoun will not work, and Hariri will do himself a favor by learning that you do not make deals with M8. Has he forgotten?

Thumb -phoenix1 12 May 2014, 19:33

Roar, I bet you my bottom Lebanese Lira, that if given quarter of a chance, old man Aoun will pounce on the opportunity if given him. The man breathes, thinks, sighs, eats and sleep about Baabda, Aoun will one day go to his grave with his right hand outstretched from his coffin pointing to Baabda and lameting why it was never given him. All this maneuvering is all about two things, exhausting Aoun's wish, and in return stamp anything HA wants, and Syria, and Iran and God knows who will be his next ally. My position remains firmly as it was, No to Aoun, No to Geagea, simple.

Thumb general_puppet 12 May 2014, 21:26

"We FPM supporters"... Roro not too long ago you said You would no longer support any blocks except the real men of Lebanon the Iranian militia. And on many occasions you said that Aoun can become President by shaping his fingers... you are a worse flip flopper than Jumby and the Lunatic Aoun combined.

Thumb general_puppet 12 May 2014, 22:49

I see... Aoun Does Not Want To Be President, that is why he has not snap his fingers. You must have a strong stomach to swallow all that hogwash :-)))

Thumb general_puppet 12 May 2014, 23:11

Roro if you want to change the subject of your comment "Aoun can snap his fingers and become President" that is fine :-)

As always you are Absolutely Correct, the definition of "Tool" is someone who is not Bright... Happy now?

Thumb -phoenix1 13 May 2014, 11:10

Roar, habibi, khayye, to bet one's bottom buck means that in these days one has to be careful, thus my insistence, that for all logical reasons, Aoun will not be elected. Not because Aoun is a magnanimous character, hell no, but because the man is an opportunist and just like he has shown before, the man cannot and must not be trusted. The very minute he feels he stands a chance, even by the slimmest margins, he will jump at it and create for us one and a half million excuses as to why he took the job. It's not difficult to understand him, nor those who keep believing him, past experience has shown that neither Aoun is trustworthy and neither his partisans enjoy the academics of free opinion based on self appraisal. One example, how Aounis viewed Saad Harri not long ago plus the parade of insults they rained on him, and how now he is made as wisdom on mother earth. Please ya Roar, me too I have my opinion, and it's gonna be heard regardless.

Thumb FlameCatcher 12 May 2014, 14:03

Traitor are those who side with HA who handed over Lebanon to Iran making it its front line with Israel.

Hassan Nasrallah is the Iranian Governor of the "Province" of Lebanon now.

Traitors are those who accept this situation starting with your CLAoun, Bassil, Berri and all the other Pro-Syrian Pro-Iranian toilet paper politicians you follow !

Thumb FlameCatcher 12 May 2014, 14:31

What's the difference ?

How do you call Lebanon now ?

Iranian Province ?
Iran sur Mer ?
Iran's Frontline ?

What's the new title of Hassan Nasrallah ? Governor of Lebanon ?

Did you get your new Iranian passport ?

You are the one humiliating the LAF and our entire country ! Traitors and scum !

Thumb Mystic 12 May 2014, 14:36

Indeed roar.

Default-user-icon hanoun (Guest) 12 May 2014, 14:46

cedre yislam hal tim (for the first time)
just give back powers to the president so he can dissolve parliament
and get back to the will of the people

Thumb -phoenix1 12 May 2014, 17:45

Roar, calm down bro, Suleiman is doing a good job, if we had someone like Emile Lahoud today, or old man Aoun, Lebanon would be burning at 100 degrees Centigrade. Then we would be the laughing stock of the world. Very few people could have handled his job as well as he did, the fact that Lebanon is still glued together gives this man a lot of credit. But I know the feeling, he is steadfast in not being anyone rubber stamp and two, he is removing from old man Aoun any sentiments or hopes of making it to Baabda. Suleiman won't be popular with HA or the FPM, but he sure is popular with the average man and woman.

Thumb -phoenix1 12 May 2014, 19:29

Roar, I only kiss the ground of Lebanon, because it is Lebanon. As for HA, the issue here is not about them, but since you've mentioned them, no one is ungrateful to HA for its sacrifices, but that's besides the point anyway, and no one will turn their backs on the gross usurpation of power HA keeps committing so routinely either. Roar, you wish to worship Hezbollah, go ahead, be my guest. The land I'll kiss is the one where the Lebanese flag is planted, together with that of the Lebanese Army. Anything else is not worth adoration of any kind.

Thumb general_puppet 12 May 2014, 21:11

the_Snore you are beyond pathetic, that is exactly what you said "You Lebanese need to kiss the ground a dominate force named HA rules Lebanon". Why don't you go Kiss Nasrallah's back side, pompous windbag.

Thumb general_puppet 12 May 2014, 22:44

Roro... be a man for once in your miserable life you said "You Lebanese need to kiss the ground a dominate force named HA rules Lebanon" and you try to spin it in the same article... and this is your respond, as I said before Pathetic.

Thumb general_puppet 12 May 2014, 22:58

I know you said it... and the Point is you tried to spin it, when you were called on it in the next comment.

Thumb EagleDawn 13 May 2014, 12:43

shouldn't you be the last one to talk about fake accounts, how pathetic!

Thumb EagleDawn 13 May 2014, 14:01

LOL @mowaten, nice try! You said it out loud this is why your "brothers" did not even recognize you. You said it out loud by posting simultaneously under "crusher" and "mowaten". You said it out loud by changing your writing style to fool people. You said it out loud by creating yet another account instead of simply changing your name and avatar from within the settings. Just a sample of how you said it out loud below:

Missing VINCENT 12 May 2014, 20:50

How about Syrian violations?

Thumb general_puppet 12 May 2014, 22:54

Roro... forget the General? But he is the General of General's, the Man you are always Blessing and Praising. As for "Hero's" I would pick a Man that stands and fights over a coward that starts a war and runs. Assir is just another Nasrallah both belong in jail for insurrection.

Thumb general_puppet 12 May 2014, 23:54

Roro is it that you do not understand what "Assir is just another Nasrallah both belong in jail for insurrection" means? ... would you like me to put it in CAP'S or maybe translate it to Kangaroo?