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Lebanese army: Israeli tapping devices violate Resolution 1701

September 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm

The Lebanese army said in a statement Thursday that it had informed the head of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) that Israeli tapping devices installed along the Blue Line are in violation of the Security Council Resolution 1701.

During a tripartite meeting with General Luciano Portolano, who chairs UNIFIL, Lebanese army official Mohammad Janbeh said: “Israeli telecommunications equipment along the UN-designated Blue Line is an attempt to eavesdrop on Lebanese communications which violates Resolution 1701.”

He continued: “The new tapping devises are related to an Israeli tapping device that was discovered inside the Lebanese territory, and was blown up in the area of Adloun earlier this month.”

The army stressed on the need to respect Resolution 1701.

Further, the army highlighted the continuous Israeli aerial violation of its air space saying that on average Israeli planes fly over the Lebanese territory for 15 hours a day.

A Lebanese security source said: “The Israeli army has been strengthening and fortifying its military sites along the Lebanese borders off the Addaisseh-Kafr Kila road to obscure the vision from the Lebanese side of the Israeli army’s movements amid tight security measures by its soldiers.”

The source pointed out that “these moves come as Israel has intensified its violation of the Lebanese airspace using drones and helicopters over the occupied Arqoub villages and until Marjayoun and Hasbaya”.