Lebanon to file UN complaint over Israel’s disruption of navigation systems

  • 2024-03-23 10:08:00

Lebanon says it will lodge a complaint with the United Nations Security Council against Israel for disrupting its navigation systems in violation of the country’s sovereignty.

In a statement carried by the official National News Agency (NNA), the Lebanese Foreign Ministry said Israel is endangering civil aviation in the airspace of Beirut's international airport. 

Lebanon will "submit an urgent complaint to the UN Security Council about Israel... disrupting navigation systems and civil aviation safety" in the skies around the airport since the start of the occupying regime’s genocidal war on the Gaza Strip, the ministry added.

“Lebanon also holds Israel internationally responsible for the consequences of any accident or disaster caused by Israel’s deliberate policy of jamming air and ground navigation systems, and deliberately disrupting signal receiving and transmitting devices.”

The planned complaint comes amid heightened tensions along the border between Lebanon and the Israeli-occupied territories.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement and Israel have been exchanging deadly fire since early October, shortly after the regime launched its Gaza onslaught following a surprise operation by the Palestinian Hamas resistance group.

Hezbollah has vowed to keep up its retaliatory operations as long as Israel continues its brutal aggression against the besieged Gaza, which has so far killed at least 32,070 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 74,298 others.

Hezbollah fought off two Israeli wars against Lebanon in 2000 and 2006, forcing a humiliating retreat upon the occupation’s military on both occasions.