Lebanon Files Complaint to U.N. over Israeli Violation of Regional Waters


Lebanon filed a complaint on Monday to the United Nations Security Council over an Israeli violation of its regional waters on February 2, 2011.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that on February 2, an Israeli warship briefly entered Lebanon's regional waters at al-Naqoura before returning to the Palestinian regional waters where it opened machine gun fire towards the Lebanese waters.

The complaint stated that this action is a "blatant violation of Lebanon's sovereignty, Security Council resolution 1701, and the U.N. Charter and a threat to international peace."