WPMNews.com – The United Nations says Israel has committed 550 violations of Lebanese airspace for less than four months. The international body was forced to issue a statement condemning Tel Aviv after routine violations by the Israeli Air Force.
Israel’s illegal attacks on Lebanese airspace are said to have increased dramatically. The Jerusalem Post reported that the Israeli military had increased air action almost daily in Lebanese airspace by up to 35 percent from July to 24 in what they said was in response to growing concern over Hezbollah missiles and Iranian activity in the country and neighboring Syria.
A record of 550 air violations, with a total of 2,057 flight hours, has been calculated by the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon.
This issue was discussed in a report by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, which was then debated in the Security Council in New York closed yesterday without conclusions as quoted from the Middle East Monitor on Thursday (11/22/2018).
Previous reports covering the period from March 1 to June 19 recorded 456 air violations, with a total of 1,518 flight hours. Unmanned aircraft are said to have accounted for 368 (80.7 percent) of these violations. [dn]