Lebanon’s envoy to the United Nations has warned of an imminent Israeli attack on his country, condemning the regime’s recent artillery attack on the southern village of Houla.
Ambassador Noaf Salaam relayed a message to the United Nations secretary general and to the Security Council on Friday, warning that Israel’s repeated threats against Lebanon indicated the regime’s plan for an attack on the country, Lebanese daily Al-Hayyat reported.
Salaam condemned Israel’s artillery fire which struck the village of Houla, saying the attack was a clear violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty as well as of UN Resolution 1701.
The Israeli forces fired eight rockets at southern Lebanon on Tuesday after a Katyusha-type rocket landed in an open ground east of the town of Kiryat Shmona.
Salaam also said the Israeli response to every rocket attack from southern Lebanon hinders investigation into the attacks.
The last such attack occurred in September when two rockets struck northern Israel, prompting return fire.
While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket fire, Israeli officials said they held the Lebanese government responsible.
The Lebanese government however condemned both the rocket attacks, saying Beirut was committed to implementing UN Security Council resolution 1701 which ended the 33-day Israeli war against Lebanon in summer 2006.