An Israeli foot patrol has crossed into Lebanon in clear violation of the country’s sovereignty and a UN Security Council resolution.
Israeli troops crossed the UN-drawn Blue Line and entered the southern village of Kfar Shouba on Monday, moving 150 meters into Lebanon, a Press TV correspondent reported.
According to Lebanese sources, the 12 Israeli soldiers left the Lebanese territory after 30 minutes.
The violation of Lebanon’s airspace, territorial waters, and border by the Israeli Military occurs on an almost daily basis.
Earlier this month, Beirut submitted a complaint to the United Nations Security Council over Israel’s violation of the country’s sovereignty.
The move came after an Israeli army convoy crossed the border and entered the Wazzani area in southern Lebanon, which led to clashes with the Lebanese army.
The Lebanese foreign ministry described the incident as a clear violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty, UN Security Council resolution 1701, and the international law.
It also said the incident represented a threat to civil and international peace.
The Lebanese government, the Hezbollah Resistance Movement, and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, have repeatedly cited Israel’s air surveillance flights over Lebanon as flagrant violations of UN resolution 1701 and the country’s sovereignty.
UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended Israel’s war against Lebanon in 2006, calls on Israel to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.