Israel to file UN complaint over Syrian, Lebanese border breach

11:03, May 17, 2011      

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Israel intends to file an official complaint with the UN Security Council (UNSC), over Sunday's mass border infiltrations by hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Lebanon and Syria, local media reported on Monday.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement earlier that he is "deeply concerned that a significant number of people have been killed or injured," when Israeli and Lebanese troops opened fire on the infiltrators, in an effort to halt their unlawful entry into the Israeli-held area.

At least four protestors were killed at Maroun a-Ras in Lebanon, and four others along the Druze border village of Majdal Shams. Dozens of others were injured in the riots, including 13 Israeli army officers and soldiers, and three Israeli civilians.

Israel's Kadima Party chief and opposition leader Tzipi Livni on Sunday told Italian President Giorgio Napolitano that "the attempt to infiltrate into Israel is a clear manifestation of the lack of acceptance of Israel's sovereignty as a country."

"Israel must defend its sovereignty," Livni said, adding "this is a significant change in the security situation in the region," according to The Jerusalem Post.

Lebanon on Monday filed its own complaint with the UNSC, over what it called "a hostile act," and Israel's "killing and wounding of civilians rallying in the town of Maroun a-Ras near the Israeli border."

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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