Aoun Urges U.N. to Act Quickly to Halt Israel's Violations
President Michel Aoun on Friday called on the United Nations to address Israel’s violations of Lebanon’s airspace, hours after Israel carried out an airstrike on Syria from Lebanon’s skies.
Aoun voiced his remarks during a meeting in Baabda with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka.
“The Israeli aircraft’s violation of the Lebanese airspace overnight is a new violation of Lebanese sovereignty and Resolution 1701, which requires swift action by the U.N. to guarantee that it won’t be repeated and to put an end to it,” the President told the U.N. coordinator.
Israeli warplanes overflew Lebanon at low altitude on Thursday night and missiles were reportedly seen crossing the Lebanese airspace during an airstrike on the suburbs of the Syrian regions of Damascus and Homs.
The sounds of the fighter jets and missiles sparked panic in the Lebanese capital and other Lebanese regions.
Lebanese media also reported two missiles fell in the Qalamoun region bordering Lebanon.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said that "Israeli missiles targeted arms depots and military positions of" Hizbullah between Syria's Damascus and Homs.