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    Lebanon May File Complaint With UN Over Israeli Incursions

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    According to National News Agency, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has called on the country’s mission to the United Nations to submit a complaint about the Israeli incursions in the occupied southern towns of Ghajar and Shebaa Farms.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has called on the country’s mission to the United Nations to submit a complaint about the Israeli incursions in the occupied southern towns of Ghajar and Shebaa Farms, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.

    "These attacks are a clear violation of resolution 1701 [aimed at ending the hostilities in Lebanon], the rights of people and the sovereignty of Lebanon," Bassil said in a letter to the mission, as quoted by NNA on Friday.

    The move coincided with the day residents of southern Lebanon entered Shebaa Farms to raise their state's flag to protest the construction of a road in the area for the use by Israel's military.

    Both Shebaa Farms and Ghajar are disputed areas at the intersection of the Lebanese-Syrian border and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. In 1981, the Golan Heights were annexed by Israel.

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