Israeli fighter jets violate Lebanon airspace

TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) – Israeli jet fighters have once again violated the airspace of Lebanon and flown over several areas of the country in blatant violation of a UN Security Council resolution.

According to the Lebanese local media, sounds from the Israeli aircraft were heard in the capital, Beirut and several regions near Mount Lebanon on Friday.

The report added that the Israel jets also conducted low-altitude flights above Beirut.

Israel violates Lebanon's airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.

The Lebanese government has filed several complaints to the United Nations over the violation of the country’s airspace by the Israeli military aircraft.

Lebanon's government, the Hezbollah resistance movement, and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, have repeatedly condemned the overflights, saying they are in clear violation of UN Resolution 1701 and the country's sovereignty.

UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brokered a ceasefire in the war of aggression Israel launched against Lebanon in 2006, calls on Israel to respect Lebanon's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

In 2009, Lebanon filed a complaint with the United Nations, presenting over 7,000 documents pertaining to Israeli violations of Lebanese territory.

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Source: PressTV

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