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Lebanon files an official complaint against Israel with the UN

The Lebanese government filed an official complaint with the UN on Wednesday (August 3), accusing Israeli forces of illegally entering its territory, which constitutes a violation of Lebanese sovereignty and of international law.

The complaint, submitted by the Lebanese Foreign Ministry's representative at the UN headquarters in New York, said that an Israeli patrol entered into Lebanese territory, on Monday August 1st, by a distance of 15 meters into the Wazzani area in south Lebanon.


The Lebanese government said the incident represented a violation of UN Security Resolution 1701, which calls for a full cessation of hostilities in Lebanon and for Israel to withdraw all of its forces from south Lebanon.

The United Nations has announced that it has opened an official investigation into the exchange-of-gunfire incident at the Lebanese-Israeli border, which caused a serious injury to a Lebanese soldier.

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