President Michel Sleiman slammed Israel for its repeated threats and breaches of Lebanese airspace Sunday and urged the international community to apply more pressure to end the violations, a statement from the president’s office said.
“The Israeli enemy maintains its threats against Lebanon, the latest of which has been the flights over Lebanon’s airspace today, in a new and clear violation to [United Nations] Resolution 1701,” said the statement.
“The international community and the [U.N.] Security Council, whose officials claim are keen on the stability of Lebanon and the region, should pressure Israel into giving up such practices,” it added.
The president also urged the international community to convince Israel to engage in a regional peace process.
Israeli warplanes repeatedly violate Lebanese airspace by conducting overflights over its territories.
A statement from the Army said that two Israeli warplanes flew over south Lebanon Sunday, from 10:20 a.m. until 3:05 p.m.
The National News Agency also reported that mock raids were conducted over various towns in south Lebanon.