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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/59/671
S/2005/24

13 January 2005

Original: English

General Assembly
Fifty-ninth session
Agenda item 36
The situation in the Middle East
Security Council
Sixtieth year


Identical letters dated 11 January 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council


On instructions from my Government, I have the honour to transmit herewith a summary of Israeli violations and acts of aggression carried out against Lebanon from 26 to 30 December 2004, inclusive (see annex).

These grave violations are part of a series of persistent and provocative Israeli violations of Lebanese territory, including air, sea and land, and contravene the principles of international law, the resolutions of international legitimacy and the repeated calls of the United Nations for their cessation.

In view of these violations and the stepping-up of Israeli threats against Lebanon and the safety of its territory and its citizens, Lebanon relies upon the United Nations to deter and prevent Israel from indulging in such dangerous acts, which constitute a threat to international security and peace. Lebanon holds Israel fully responsible for any consequences to which those acts may lead.

In drawing your attention to the grave consequences of such acts, I request that the present letter of complaint and its annex be circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda item 36, and of the Security Council.


(Signed) Sami Kronfol
Ambassador
Permanent Representative
Annex to the identical letters dated 11 January 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council


On 26 December 2004, between 0945 and 1145 hours, an Israeli drone plane violated Lebanese airspace at a medium altitude, entered from above the sea facing Tyre, headed to Beirut and flew in a circular motion over Saida and Khalde.

On 27 December 2004, between 0959 and 1315 hours, an Israeli drone plane violated Lebanese airspace at a medium altitude, entered from above the sea facing Tyre and flew in a circular motion over Saida and Tyre.

On 27 December 2004, between 1025 and 1315 hours, an Israeli drone plane violated Lebanese airspace at a medium altitude, entered from above the sea facing Tyre and flew in a circular motion over Saida and Tyre.

On 30 December 2004, between 1119 and 1202 hours, three Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace at different altitudes, entered from above the sea facing Jbeil, headed to Baalback and Chekaa and flew in a circular motion over Jbeil, Tripoli and Baalback.


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