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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/54/524
S/1999/1122

3 November 1999

English
Original: Arabic

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Fifty-fourth session
Agenda item 43
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
SECURITY COUNCIL
Fifty-fourth year


Letter dated 2 November 1999 from the Permanent Representative of
Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General


On instructions from my Government and further to our earlier letters concerning Israel's attacks on southern Lebanon and the Western Bekaa and the arbitrary practices against the civilian inhabitants in which it engages on a daily basis, I have the honour to notify you of the series of such incidents that took place in September 1999.

1 September 1999

Between 0200 and 0445 hours an Israeli gunboat offshore between Bayyadah and Ra's al-Ayn fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 1605 and 1625 hours occupying Israeli forces and the Lahad proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal Bir al-Dahr, Jabal al-Habib, areas along the Litani River and the town of Libbaya from the Shurayfah, Abu Qamhah and Ahmadiyah hill positions. In Libbaya two residents, Hasan Nimr Aql, 20, and Fatimah Ibrahim al-Jabali, 36, were killed and three were badly wounded, namely Muhammad Aqil al-Jabali, 75, Ila' Husayn Aql, 12, and Muna Haydar al-Awtah, 38. The homes of the following residents of the town were damaged: Naji Husayn Aql, Amin Hasan Wahbi Isma`il, Ali Khalil Aql, Yusuf Aqil al-Jabali, Iktifa' Hasan Musa, Ghadah Husayn Ajram, Ali Aqil al-Jabali, Ali Murshid Na`im, Sa`id Khalil Aql, Hasan Ali Aql, Husayn Ali Aql and Yusuf Hasan Isma`il.

At 1800 hours the area around the Lebanese Army's Kassarat position in Ayn al-Tinah came under Israeli artillery fire. Private Abd al-Rahim Muhammad was wounded.

At 1810 hours Israeli warplanes attacked areas along the Litani River to the west of Zillaya, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

At intervals between 2010 and 2130 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes and carried out a number of mock attacks in the Tyre and Tibnin areas.

Between 2030 and 2155 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel fired several 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells at Sujud hill from the Rayhan position.

2 September 1999

Between 0110 and 0210 hours Israeli occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Mayfadun, Shukin, Kafr Dunin, Yatar, Zibqin and Majdal Zun and at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the positions at Shurayfah, the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint and Tall Ya`qub.

Between 0155 and 0330 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes. At 0225 hours they attacked an outlying area of Kafr Dunin, firing an air-to-surface missile.

Between 0940 and 1530 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at high altitudes.

At 1025 hours occupation forces fired bursts of 12.7-mm calibre fire at the Mimis sector from the Zimriya hill position.

3 September 1999

Between 0555 and 0615 hours occupying Israeli forces and the Lahad proxy militia fired three 155-mm artillery shells, 25 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and five direct-fire rounds and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at areas around Mansuri, Mazra`at Buyut al-Siyad and Majdal Zun from the Bayyadah, Hardhun, Tall Ya`qub and Shama` positions.

Between 0600 and 0640 hours the collaborators' militia fired three 60-mm mortar shells and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at areas along the Litani River towards Qa`qa`iyat al-Jisr from the Qusayr and Shaqif al-Naml positions.

At 0610 hours occupation forces fired three 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

Between 0620 and 0705 hours Israeli occupation forces and the Lahad militia collaborating with them fired three 155-mm artillery shells, four 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and three direct-fire rounds and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Mansuri, Majdal Zun and Buyut al-Siyad from the Tall Ya`qub, Bayyadah, Hardhun and Radar hill positions.

At 1930 hours Israeli warplanes attacked outlying areas of Jba`, firing three air-to-surface missiles.

4 September 1999

Israeli occupation forces raided a number of homes in the occupied town of Rumaysh and arrested three residents and took them to Khiyam detention centre. They were the journalist Cosette Ilyas Ibrahim, 25, Samir Georges Khiyami, 22, and DeGaulle Butrus Abu Tas, 40.

Between 0415 and 0500 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

5 September 1999

Between 1200 and 1240 hours occupying Israeli forces fired 39 81-mm mortar shells at the Dallafah spring, areas along the Litani River and the area between Qilya and Dallafah from the Ahmadiyah hill position.

Between 1210 and 1230 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Nabatiyah and Tyre areas at high altitudes.

At 1330 hours Israeli occupation forces directed several bursts of 12.7-mm calibre fire at the Mimis sector and Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Zimriya hill position.

Between 1450 and 1520 hours occupying Israeli forces and the Lahad proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Yuhmur and areas along the Litani River towards Zawtar al-Gharbiyah and Zawtar al-Sharqiyah from the Tayyibah, Zafatah and Sala`ah positions.

Between 1630 and 1710 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the coastal area of the Shuf at high altitudes.

Elements of the Lahad proxy militia from Ayta al-Sha`b arrested Husayn Ali Haris, 43, and took him to the Khiyam detention centre.

6 September 1999

Between 0000 and 0725 hours Israeli occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells at the Yuhmur lowland and areas along the Litani River from the positions at Qal`at al-Shaqif (Château de Beaufort) and Zafatah.

At various times between 0400 and 0630 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 1035 and 1055 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at high altitudes.

Between 1415 and 1445 hours three 81-mm mortar shells fired from the occupied strip fell in outlying areas of Kafr Rumman.

At 2250 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired several 120-mm mortar shells at the abandoned Lebanese Army barracks in Nabatiyah.

7 September 1999

At intervals between 1030 and 1140 hours Israeli warplanes overflew all parts of the country at high altitudes breaking the sound barrier. At 1135 hours they attacked the Asi River-Wadi al-Qarniyah locality, firing several air-to-surface missiles.

Between 1945 and 2125 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South and the Western Bekaa at high altitudes.

8 September 1999

Between 1025 and 1130 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at high altitudes.

Between 1035 and 1215 hours Israeli occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal al-Rafi` and the area around Sujud hill from the Zafatah and Ksarat al-Urush positions.

Between 1340 and 1500 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal al-Rafi` from the Zafatah and Suwayda positions.

Between 1515 and 1700 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at high altitudes.

Between 1850 and 1905 hours occupation forces fired 12 120-mm mortar shells towards the Jabbur pool from the Rayhan position.

9 September 1999

Between 0045 and 0510 hours occupying Israeli forces and the Lahad militia collaborating with them fired 8 155-mm artillery shells and 5 81-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm and Zibqin and at areas along the Zahrani River towards Habbush from the Tall Ya`qub and Suwayda positions.

At intervals between 1040 and 1400 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South and the North at high altitudes breaking the sound barrier.

10 September 1999

Between 0400 and 0430 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 0540 and 0615 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired three 81-mm mortar shells at Wadi al-Hujayr from the Qusayr position.

Between 0645 and 0700 hours the collaborators' militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at areas around Mansuri, Mazra`at Buyut al-Siyad and the Lebanese Army's Mansuri crossing from the Bayyadah and Hardhun positions.

The Lahad proxy militia in Ayta al-Sha`b arrested Husayn Haris and Muhammad Mahmud Haris and took them to the Khiyam detention centre.

11 September 1999

At 1030 hours occupying Israeli forces and the Lahad militia collaborating with them fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at areas around their positions at Zafatah, Rayhan and Ksarat al-Urush.

Between 1910 and 1930 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired several 81-mm mortar shells and rifle-launched grenades and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at the easternmost neighbourhood of Kafr Tibnit and outlying areas of Nabatiyah al-Fawqa from the Ali al-Tahir and Burj positions. In Kafr Tibnit two occupied dwellings, those of Ali Muhammad Zaytun and Adnan Ahmad Faqih, were hit by several rounds.

12 September 1999

Between 0030 and 0600 hours an Israeli gunboat off Qulaylah and Tyre fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions. Off Zahrani, it launched an illumination flare over two fishing boats. Off Tyre, it directed its searchlights at fishing boats and launched an illumination flare over the surrounding area.

Between 0030 and 0130 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel fired eight 120-mm mortar shells and 4 direct-fire rounds and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at Mimis from the Zaghlah and Ayn Qinya positions.

Between 2010 and 2015 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Tyre area at high altitudes.

Between 2125 and 2225 hours the Lahad proxy militia at the Ayn Qinya position fired five direct-fire rounds and launched 16 illumination flares towards the area around the Zimriya crossing and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the Mimis sector and Jabal Bir al-Dahr.

Between 2200 and 2210 hours occupying Israeli forces fired six 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Zibqin and Majdal Zun from the Tall Ya`qub position.

13 September 1999

At 1605 hours the Lahad proxy militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Haddatha from the Ruways position.

At 1645 hours the collaborators' militia fired two 81-mm mortar shells at areas along the Tasah spring from the Rayhan position.

At 2055 hours the collaborators' militia fired several 81-mm mortar shells at areas along the Litani River from the Qusayr position.

At 2330 hours the collaborators' militia fired several 81-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Habbush and Kafr Rumman from the Tahrah position.

14 September 1999

At 0430 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 0635 and 0645 hours the Lahad proxy militia directed several bursts of miscellaneous-weapons fire at outlying areas of Haddatha and Yatar from the Shaqif al-Naml and Ruways positions.

At intervals between 0855 and 1440 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at high altitudes.

Between 1140 and 1150 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Beirut area at high altitudes.

At 1345 hours Israeli warplanes attacked Jabal Bir al-Dahr, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

Between 2055 and 2115 hours Israeli occupation forces fired eight 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Zibqin and Jibal al-Butm from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 2130 and 2230 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Tyre and Tibnin areas at various altitudes. At 2140 and 2215 hours they attacked outlying areas of Zibqin and Shu`aytiyah in three waves, firing 9 air-to-surface missiles.

15 September 1999

Between 0045 and 0600 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 0645 and 0655 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired 12 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Zaghlah position.

Between 0840 and 0900 hours the proxy militia fired seven 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Zaghlah position.

At intervals between 1045 and 1130 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at high altitudes, breaking the sound barrier in the Tyre area.

Between 1100 and 1115 hours the collaborators' militia fired three 81-mm mortar shells and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at the outskirts of Bra`shit from the Bayt Yahun and Bal`awil hill positions. The town's electricity distribution grid was damaged.

At 1125 hours Israeli warplanes attacked Jabal Bir al-Dahr, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

At 1700 hours elements of the Lahad militia's security service proceeded to arrest Salim Nayif Sa`su`, a university student, in Hasbayya town and took him to the Khiyam detention centre.

At 2130 hours Israeli occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Kafur from the Shurayfah position.

Between 2230 and 2245 hours Israeli helicopters overflew the South, the Western Bekaa and the Shuf at low altitudes.

16 September 1999

At 0200 hours occupying Israeli forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at Mazra`at al-Hamra from the Shurayfah position.

Between 0630 and 0700 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel fired several 120-mm mortar shells and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at the area around Sujud hill from the Rayhan and Mlita positions.

Between 0945 and 1145 hours Israeli warplanes overflew Mount Lebanon and the Bekaa at low altitudes and overflew the North at high altitudes.

At 1300 hours the collaborators' militia fired a 120-mm mortar shell at an area along the Litani River from the Ahmadiyah hill position.

At 1910 hours Israeli occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm and Yatar from the Tall Ya`qub position.

At 2025 hours Israeli warplanes attacked outlying areas of Yatar, firing an air-to-surface missile.

At 2050 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired four 120-mm mortar shells at areas around Sujud hill from the Rayhan position.

At 2115 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the area of operations of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon in the South, dropping heat balloons.

17 September 1999

At 0500 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0600 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired two 155-mm artillery shells at areas along the Litani River towards Zawtar al-Gharbiyah from the Zafatah position.

At 0625 hours the collaborators' militia fired several 120-mm mortar shells at the area around the Habbush bridge, Jabal al-Rafi` and the Sujud hill vicinity from the Zafatah position.

At 1145 hours occupying Israeli forces and the Lahad militia collaborating with them directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the easternmost neighbourhood of Kafr Tibnit and outlying areas of Nabatiyah al-Fawqa from the Dabshah, Burj and Ali al-Tahir positions.

At 1400 hours Israeli occupation forces and the proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at Luwayzah hill, Mlita hill, Mazra`at Uqmata and outlying areas of Jba` from the Rayhan and Zafatah positions.

Between 1555 and 1700 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes. At 1600 and 1610 hours they attacked Jabal al-Rafi` and Mazra`at Uqmata in two waves firing four air-to-surface missiles.

Between 1820 and 1930 hours Israeli occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal al-Rafi`, Mazra`at Uqmata and the area around Sujud hill from the Zafatah, Rayhan and Ksarat al-Urush positions.

Israeli naval forces at sea off the Rashidiyah-Tyre coast fired in the direction of the fishing boat Taha with the intention of terrorizing the three men on board, namely Husayn Muhammad Taha, Ahmad Muhammad Taha and Talib Taha Hibrawi.

18 September 1999

At 0100 hours occupying Israeli forces fired five 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Mansuri and Majdal Zun from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 0140 and 0550 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 81-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at Jabal al-Rafi` and the area around Suwayda hill from the Zafatah and Suwayda positions.

Between 0410 and 0650 hours Israeli occupation forces and the proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at the outskirts of Mlikh and the area around Sujud hill from the Aramta, Zafatah and Ksarat al-Urush positions.

At 1515 hours an 81-mm mortar shell fired from the occupied strip impacted in an outlying area of Kafr Rumman.

At 2045 hours occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

Between 2225 and 2250 hours occupying Israeli forces fired seven 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Majdal Zun, Hinniyah and Zibqin from the Tall Ya`qub position.

19 September 1999

Between 0000 and 0150 hours Israeli occupation forces fired 16 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Qabrikha, Tulin, Majdal Zun, Izziyah and Zibqin from the positions at Tall Ya`qub and the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

Between 0125 and 0200 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes. Between 0135 and 0150 hours they attacked outlying areas of Shu`aytiyah, Zibqin and Mayfadun in three waves, firing three air-to-surface missiles.

Between 0430 and 0545 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 0700 and 0730 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel fired three 120-mm mortar shells at Sujud hill.

Between 0745 and 0850 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes. At 0750 and 0835 hours they attacked outlying areas of Mansuri, Majdal Zun and Zawtar al-Gharbiyah, firing four air-to-surface missiles.

Between 1300 and 1310 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Western Bekaa at various altitudes. They attacked areas along the Litani River west of Zillaya and Yuhmur in two waves, firing four air-to-surface missiles.

Between 1950 and 2130 hours an Israeli gunboat off Ra's al-Ayn fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 2045 and 2115 hours occupying Israeli forces fired four direct-fire rounds at outlying areas of Zibqin and Shihin from the Jabal Balat position.

20 September 1999

At intervals between 0500 and 0600 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of miscellaneous automatic-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0615 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at Wadi Habbush from the Zafatah position.

Between 1830 and 1920 hours Israeli occupation forces fired five 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Izziyah and Zibqin from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 2010 and 2120 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Tyre, Tibnin and Nabatiyah areas at various altitudes. At 2015 and 2055 hours they attacked outlying areas of Zibqin and Shu`aytiyah, firing six air-to-surface missiles.

21 September 1999

At various times between 0145 and 0635 hours occupying Israeli forces and the Lahad militia collaborating with them fired several direct-fire rounds and 81-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Yuhmur and its easternmost neighbourhood and at areas along the Zahrani River from the positions at Suwayda, Arnun and Qal`at al-Shaqif (Château de Beaufort). In Yuhmur several dwellings were hit by shrapnel and badly damaged. The homeowners were: Muhammad Isma`il Ulayq, Kamil Jawad Muruwwah, Qasim Zayn al-Din Zayn al-Din, Ali Husayn Sa`id, Husayn Ali Sa`id, Muhammad Hasan Ulayq, Suhayl Husayn Nasir, Ali Nasir, Abd al-Nasir Ahmad Hamzah, Muhammad Hasan Ulayq, Ahmad Ali Hamzah, Hasan Nayif Nasir, Kamal Najib Sa`id, Ghazi Najib Sa`id, Ahmad Hasan Zuhur, Husayn Hasan Ulayq, Muhammad Sa`id and Muhammad Hamzah. A snack-food enterprise belonging to Muhammad Hasan Sa`id was also damaged.

Between 0400 and 0415 hours an Israeli helicopter overflew outlying areas of Mansuri.

At 0635 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 0655 and 0730 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes. At 0705 hours they attacked areas along the Tasah spring, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

At 0800 hours the collaborators' militia fired several 120-mm mortar shells and direct-fire rounds and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at Mlikh from the Kafr Hunah position.

Between 0830 and 0920 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South and the Western Bekaa at high altitudes.

Between 0850 and 0930 hours Israeli occupation forces fired 30 155-mm artillery shells at Dahr al-Jinzir, Miri, Maydun and Wadi Ayn al-Tinah from the Shurayfah position.

Between 1015 and 1035 hours occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at the area around Aramta from the Shurayfah position.

Between 1140 and 1200 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at high altitudes.

At 2150 hours the proxy militia fired several 81-mm mortar shells, directed bursts of medium-weapons fire and fired rifle-launched grenades at the easternmost neighbourhood of Kafr Tibnit and outlying areas of Nabatiyah al-Fawqa from the Burj and Ali al-Tahir positions. In Kafr Tibnit several rounds hit the walls of two occupied dwellings owned by Adnan Ahmad Faqih and Abduh al-Zahra' Zaytun.

22 September 1999

Between 0030 and 0800 hours occupying Israeli forces fired several 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells at areas around Qal`at al-Shaqif (Château de Beaufort) from inside the occupied strip.

At intervals between 0230 and 0600 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 0800 and 0810 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at high altitudes.

Between 1230 and 1450 hours Israeli warplanes overflew all parts of the country at high altitudes, breaking the sound barrier.

At 1850 hours Israeli warplanes attacked outlying areas of Mayfadun, firing an air-to-surface missile.

Between 1900 and 1910 hours Israeli occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Zibqin and Jibal al-Butm from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 1910 and 1930 hours Israeli warplanes attacked outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

Between 2000 and 2050 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel fired several 155-mm artillery shells at Jabal al-Rafi` and areas along the Zahrani River.

At 2040 hours an Israeli gunboat off Ra's al-Ayn fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 2050 hours occupation forces fired five 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

Between 2150 and 2155 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South. They attacked Wadi al-Qaysiyah in two waves, firing four air-to-surface missiles.

Between 2335 and 0000 hours Israeli warplanes attacked outlying areas of Jba` and a Lebanese Army position in the Khazzan locality of Harba in three waves, firing several air-to-surface missiles. A southerner in the Lebanese Army, Mikhayil Abi Tannus, was killed and six other soldiers received miscellaneous wounds. They were: Khalid Shahha, Kanbaj Fayiq, Muhammad al-Samad, Ili Ghusayn, Muhammad Dib and Muhammad Talib.

23 September 1999

Between 0500 and 0620 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired several 120-mm mortar shells and direct-fire rounds at Wadi Habbush and Jabal al-Rafi` from the Zafatah and Tahrah positions.

At 0635 hours the collaborators' militia fired six 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Zaghlah position.

Between 0650 and 0705 hours occupying Israeli forces and the militia collaborating with them fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of miscellaneous automatic-weapons fire at outlying areas of Mayfadun, the outskirts of Nabi Sujud, Wadi Habbush and the Maydanah lowland from the Shurayfah, Rayhan, Suwayda and Tahrah positions.

Between 1040 and 1200 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at high altitudes, carrying out mock attacks in the Tibnin area and breaking the sound barrier.

At 1230 hours the Lahad proxy militia expelled Huyam Ali Suwaydan, 32, and her children, Husayn, 4, and Alya', 5, into the liberated areas by way of the Kafr Tibnit crossing.

At intervals between 1430 and 1730 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South and the Western Bekaa at various altitudes.

At 1655 hours Israeli occupation forces and the Lahad proxy militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the outskirts of Bra`shit and outlying areas of Tibnin from the positions at Bayt Yahun, Bal`awil hill and the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

Between 1825 and 1930 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes. At 1830 hours they attacked outlying areas of Jba`, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

At various times between 2005 and 2100 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at Jabal al-Rafi` and outlying areas of Jba` from the Shurayfah, Zafatah, Dabshah and Tahrah positions.

24 September 1999

Between 0430 and 0600 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0730 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired several 81-mm mortar shells at Jabal al-Rafi` from the Suwayda position.

At 0910 hours the collaborators' militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the Mimis crossing and at an area close to the barrier operated by the Lebanese Army from the Zimriya position.

Between 1235 and 1345 hours occupying Israeli forces and the militia collaborating with them fired several 120-mm mortar shells at Mazra`at Uqmata and the outskirts of Jba` from the Ksarat al-Urush and Zafatah positions.

At 2140 hours Israeli occupation forces fired several 120-mm mortar shells at Mazra`at Uqmata from the Ksarat al-Urush position.

25 September 1999

At 0630 hours occupying Israeli forces fired a direct-fire round and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at the Amiriyah locality outside Mansuri from the Radar and Bayyadah positions.

At 0825 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 1125 and 1145 hours occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

Between 1520 and 1540 hours Israeli occupation forces fired nine 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Tamiriyah, Sawwanah and Majdal Silm and at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

Between 1610 and 1620 hours occupying Israeli forces and the proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at Mazra`at Uqmata and areas along the Tasah spring from the Shurayfah, Rayhan, Sujud and Suwayda positions.

At 1700 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at high altitudes.

At various times between 1835 and 2135 hours occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jba` from the Shurayfah position.

26 September 1999

At 0100 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired four 120-mm mortar shells at Mlikh and Mazra`at Uqmata from the Rayhan position.

Between 1200 and 1300 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at high altitudes.

At 1500 hours the collaborators' militia fired four 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Bra`shit from the Tall Ya`qub position.

At 2130 hours Israeli occupation forces directed bursts of 12.7-mm calibre fire at the Mimis sector and Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Ayn Qinya and Zaghlah positions.

27 September 1999

At 0635 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel fired three 81-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Kafr Falus from the Tahrah position.

Between 0845 and 1040 hours occupying Israeli forces and the Lahad proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at Mazra`at Uqmata from the Ksarat al-Urush and Shurayfah positions.

At 1025 hours Israeli occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells, 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and direct-fire rounds and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Ayta al-Jabal, Tibnin and Bra`shit from the positions at Bayt Yahun, Shaqif al-Naml, Ba`lul hill, Yarun, Saff al-Hawwa', Ruwaysat al-Jamus and the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

Between 1130 and 1300 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at high altitudes.

Between 1205 and 1215 hours the proxy militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at Bra`shit and Tibnin from the Ba`lul hill and Bayt Yahun positions.

Between 1450 and 1825 hours occupying Israeli forces and the Lahad militia collaborating with them fired several 155-mm artillery shells, 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and direct-fire rounds and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Jba`, Bfarwah and Jarju`, at areas along the Tasah spring and at Mazra`at al-Hamra, Jabal al-Rafi`, Mlita hill and Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the Rayhan, Zafatah, Shurayfah, Mays al-Jabal, Ksarat al-Urush and Sujud positions.

Between 1645 and 1830 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South and the Western Bekaa at various altitudes. They carried out 13 attacks (on outlying areas of Jba`, on Jabal al-Rafi` and Mlita hill, on outlying areas of Jarju` and Ayn Bu Siwar, on Mazra`at al-Hamra and on areas along the Tasah spring), firing several air-to-surface missiles.

Between 1930 and 2030 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes. At 1940 and 1950 hours they attacked outlying areas of Ayn Bu Siwar and Jarju`, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

28 September 1999

Between 0000 and 0330 hours two Israeli gunboats off Saksakiyah and Mansuri launched four illumination flares over the sea.

Between 0640 and 0705 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 0850 and 0900 hours an Israeli gunboat off Bayyadah fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 0905 and 0935 hours Israeli warplanes attacked Jabal Bir al-Dahr in four waves, firing five air-to-surface missiles.

Between 0915 and 1250 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South and the Western Bekaa at high altitudes.

At 0925 hours two Israeli helicopters flew over the Ayn al-Tinah and Zimriya area and fired two air-to-surface missiles at Jabal Bir al-Dahr.

At intervals between 1150 and 1630 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Shuf and the South at high altitudes.

Between 2040 and 2105 hours an Israeli gunboat off Ra's al-Ayn and Tyre fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 2055 and 2110 hours Israeli occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Qaysiyah and Mazra`at Uqmata from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

At 2310 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired several 81-mm mortar shells at Wadi Habbush from the Suwayda position.

29 September 1999

Between 0430 and 0530 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 0800 and 0850 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells, 81-mm mortar shells and direct-fire rounds and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at the southernmost neighbourhood of Arabsalim, at outlying areas of Humin al-Fawqa, Kafr Rumman and Arabsalim and at areas along the Zahrani River and Wadi Habbush from the Zafatah, Tahrah and Suwayda positions.

At 0845 hours the collaborators' militia fired a 120-mm mortar shell at the area around the occupation's position at Shaqif al-Naml from the Saff al-Hawwa' position.

Between 1020 and 1130 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes. At 1025 hours they attacked areas along the Zahrani River towards Humin al-Fawqa and Arabsalim, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

Between 1055 and 1200 hours the proxy militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Haris and Haddatha from the Ruways position.

At 1925 hours Israeli warplanes attacked the Frun highway, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

At 1940 hours occupying Israeli forces fired five 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Tibnin from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

30 September 1999

At 0920 hours Israeli warplanes attacked the Wadi Abu Salim locality in the vicinity of Mazra`at al-Hamra, firing an air-to-surface missile. Windows and doors in two occupied dwellings on the road north-east of Zawtar al-Sharqiyah were broken. The owners were Hasan Dib Qasim and Muhammad Amin Qasim.

At intervals between 1300 and 1530 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South and Mount Lebanon at various altitudes. At 1500 hours they attacked the Sujud hill vicinity, firing an air-to-surface missile.

At 1800 hours Israeli occupation forces fired three 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Tibnin from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

Between 2030 and 2100 hours occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at the area around Mazra`at al-Hamra from the Shurayfah position.

The Lebanese Government strongly condemns the continued Israeli occupation and the fresh attacks and arbitrary practices against the Lebanese civilian population that have left a number of dead and wounded and have caused further serious damage to property.

Like previous attacks, this new series is in flagrant violation of the sovereignty and independence of Lebanon and constitutes a breach of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, of international law and of basic human rights.

I should be grateful if you would have this letter circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda item 43, and of the Security Council.

(Signed) Sélim TADMOURY
Ambassador
Permanent Representative


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