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5 December 2005
Agenda item 14
The situation in the Middle East
Identical letters dated 5 December 2005 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council
On instructions from my Government, I transmit to you herewith a detailed statistical table showing the number of Israeli violations of Lebanese sovereignty which occurred during November 2005, i.e., a total of 151 violations (see annex).
These violations are in contravention of the relevant Security Council resolutions, the latest of which is resolution 1614 (2005), and go against the Secretary-General’s repeated calls for their cessation, most recently in his report S/2005/460 of 20 July 2005. Lebanon counts on the United Nations to compel Israel to desist from those violations, which constitute a threat to international peace and security, and holds Israel responsible for any consequences to which those acts may give rise.
I should be grateful if you would have this letter and its annex circulated as a document of the General Assembly under agenda item 14 and of the Security Council.
Chargé d’affaires a.i.
Annex to the identical letters dated 5 December 2005 from
the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and
the President of the Security Council
Statistical table showing Israeli violations of Lebanese sovereignty during November 2005
Military acts of aggression
Crossing of territorial waters, artillery fire and shooting of flares and firebombs over territorial waters
Air raids, artillery shelling, shelling of military positions and important posts, attacks on and killing of civilians
Gunfire, shooting of flares, dropping of artillery missiles, infiltration and crossing of international borders
Threats and displaying of weapons, bulldozing of soil, placing of barbed wire and setting up of installations inside Lebanese territory