Lebanese army: Israeli gunfire on south Lebanon violates UN resolution
www.chinaview.cn 2009-03-04 00:31:03   Print

Special Report: Palestine-Israel Conflicts   

    BEIRUT, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The Lebanese army command said Tuesday that Israeli fired on the main road of south Lebanon villages in the day is a violation of UN resolution 1701, Elnashra website reported.

    The report said that Israeli soldiers fired machinegun rounds Tuesday at the main road linking southern Lebanese villages of Adeisseh and Kfar Killa.

    UN Interim forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) spokeswoman Yasmina Bouziane said that the peacekeeping forces immediately initiated contacts with the Lebanese and Israeli sides, and a team was dispatched to the area for investigation.

    The incident came weeks after rockets launched from south Lebanon into northern Israel for the third time, prompting an Israeli response of shelling back at the area where the rockets were dispatched from.

    Israel held the Lebanese government responsible for the rocket launching and describing it "a dangerous development."

    UN resolution 1701 ended a devastating 34-day war between Israel and the Lebanese Shiite armed group Hezbollah in 2006, it also called for a cease of aggression from both sides, and the deployment of UNIFIL troops to oversee the implementation of the resolution.            

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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