Lebanon files UN complaint against Israel for opening fire on its territory

A Lebanese army soldier inspects a site where rockets were launched in the South of Tyre city, southern Lebanon on July 14, 2014, which drew retaliatory artillery fire from Israel. Lebanon filed a complaint on Thursday, July 17, 2014, against Is
A Lebanese army soldier inspects a site where rockets were launched in the South of Tyre city, southern Lebanon on July 14, 2014, which drew retaliatory artillery fire from Israel. Lebanon filed a complaint on Thursday, July 17, 2014, against Israel at the United Nations Security Council, saying it had violated its sovereignty by opening fire on its territory in retaliation for rocket attacks. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIRUT (AFP) - Lebanon filed a complaint on Thursday against Israel at the United Nations Security Council, saying it had violated its sovereignty by opening fire on its territory in retaliation for rocket attacks.

The Foreign Ministry said Israel fired 102 shells at Lebanon between July 11 and 14, during the ongoing war between Israel and Gaza, describing this as "repeated and dangerous violations".

During that same period at least nine rockets were fired from south Lebanon into Israel. Israel has responded with artillery fire.

The Foreign Ministry said Lebanon "rejects the firing of rockets (from its territory) on occupied Palestinian territory", in a reference to Israel.

This action "is a threat to peace and stability that serves neither Lebanon nor the Palestinian resistance, and gives Israel reason to attack Lebanon and its sovereignty", it added.

On Wednesday the Lebanese army announced that two Palestinian brothers suspected of involvement in rocket attacks on northern Israel had been arrested.

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