Lebanon: Beirut files complaint with UN for Israel violation

Calls for immediate release of shepherd held since Tuesday

14 January, 13:58

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, JANUARY 14 - Lebanon presented a formal complaint to the UN for the second time in just days, after Israel - with whom Beirut has been formally in a state of war since the countries' birth as independent nations - violated the Blue Line of demarcation between the two countries and took a Lebanese shepherd into custody in southeastern Lebanon.

    Lebanese media said Thursday morning that the complaint, presented by the Lebanese ambassador to the UN, denounces Israeli air, sea, and land violations, which have intensified in recent days, and calls for the immediate release of the Lebanese shepherd, who has been held in Israel since Tuesday.

    For its part, Israel said the shepherd is actually a Lebanese citizen who, on behalf of Hezbollah, was in the area of Kfar Shuba, near the areas contested by the two countries, to monitor Israeli military positions.

    In the past, Israel has opened fire on or stopped Lebanese shepherds in the area of Shebaa Farms and Kfar Shuba. (ANSA).

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