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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
A/54/655
S/1999/1220

8 December 1999

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Fifty-fourth session
Agenda item 43
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
SECURITY COUNCIL
Fifty-fourth year
Letter dated 2 December 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 October 1999.

1 October 1999

Between 0400 and 0610 hours an Israeli gunboat off the coast between Bayyadah and Amiriyah fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 1155 hours the Lahad proxy militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the easternmost section of Nabatiyah al-Fawqa and its Manzilah neighbourhood from the Burj hill and Ali al-Tahir hill positions.

At 1540 hours the Iqlim al-Tuffah heights at Mlita and Luwayzah and areas along the Zahrani River came under intermittent Israeli artillery fire.

Between 1725 and 1805 hours occupying Israeli forces and the Lahad proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm and 81-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of miscellaneous-weapons fire at outlying areas of Bayt Lif, areas along the Tasah spring, outlying areas of Jarju`, the area around Sujud hill and Mazra`at Uqmata from the Jabal Hamid, Zafatah, Sujud hill and Rayhan positions. The collaborators' militia also fired a shell at an outlying area between Rumin and Sarba from the Sujud position.

2 October 1999

At intervals between 0100 and 0400 hours occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at Mazra`at al-Hamra (south-east of Luwayzah), Sujud hill and Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Shurayfah hill and Zaghlah positions.

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

At 1045 hours the proxy militia fired some 15 12.7-mm rounds at the Army's Mlikh post (NT-1) from the Sujud hill position. The walls of the post were damaged.

Between 1645 and 1835 hours occupation forces and the Lahad proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Mayfadun, Yatar, Mazra`at Uqmata and the area around the Sala`ah position from the Tall Ya`qub, Zafatah, Rayhan, Sala`ah and Qusayr positions.

At 1655 hours areas along the Zahrani River, Jabal al-Rafi` and the area around Sujud came under Israeli artillery and heavy machine-gun fire from Zafatah and the Israeli position at Sujud.

At 1730 hours the Asi area came under Israeli artillery fire from the positions on Hardhun hill.

Between 1755 and 1930 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes. Between 1800 and 1823 hours they attacked the area around Mazra`at Uqmata, the outskirts of Mazra`at al-Hamra and outlying areas of Frun in three waves, firing five air-to-surface missiles.

At 2130 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel fired an 81-mm mortar shell into the area near its position in the Kafr Hunah triangle.

At 2210 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

3 October 1999

Occupying Israeli forces arrested Khadijah Muhammad Mansur, a schoolteacher and the wife of the detainee Muhammad Abd al-Hasan Surur, and took her to the Khiyam detention centre.

At various times between 0000 and 0700 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 outlying areas of Majdal Silm and Jba` from the Rayhan, Aramta, Zafatah, Tayyibah, Tall al-Ibad, Sujud hill and Tahrah hill positions.

Between 0500 and 0600 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0700 hours the collaborators' militia fired five 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Abu Qamhah position.

At 1200 hours occupying Israeli forces fired five 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Haddatha and Sribbin from the Tall Ya`qub position.

At 1340 hours the Shabraq area between Haddatha and Rshaf came under fire from the occupation forces' position at Rshaf.

At 1555 hours Israeli occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Yatar from the Tall Ya`qub position.

At 1710 hours Israeli warplanes attacked outlying areas of Yatar - the Rayahin station - firing an air-to-surface missile.

At 1815 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired several 120-mm mortar shells at Mazra`at Uqmata and outlying areas of Jba` from its position at Rayhan.

At 1840 hours Israeli warplanes attacked outlying areas of Jba`, firing an air-to-surface missile.

4 October 1999

At 1325 hours the collaborators' militia at the Zimriya position directed bursts of 12.7-mm fire at the area around the crossing.

At 1330 hours Israeli warplanes overflew Marj al-Zuhur, Mimis and Jabal Bir al-Dahr at very high altitudes.

At 1540 hours parts of Sujud and Jabal al-Rafi` and areas along the Zahrani River came under artillery fire accompanied by bursts of machine-gun fire.

At 1545 hours the proxy militia and occupying Israeli forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at Mazra`at Uqmata, south-east of Luwayzah, and at areas around Sujud hill from the Rayhan and Shurayfah positions.

At 1620 hours Israeli warplanes overflew Nabatiyah and Iqlim al-Tuffah at low altitudes.

At 1645 hours Israeli warplanes overflew areas of the Western Bekaa opposite the occupied strip.

At 1745 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired three 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Qusayr from the Sala`ah position.

Between 1940 and 2000 hours an Israeli gunboat off the Qulaylah lowland fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 2010 hours Israeli helicopters overflew Qal`at al-Shaqif (Château de Beaufort), Ayshiyah and Rayhan before leaving in the direction of the occupied strip.

At 2220 hours the proxy militia fired two 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Haddatha from Shal`abun hill, north-west of Bint Jubayl.

5 October 1999

At 0030 hours Israeli occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Kafur from the Shurayfah position.

At 0120 and 0140 hours Israeli warplanes attacked Wadi al-Kafur, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

Between 0435 and 0535 hours occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi Habbush and the area around Suwayda hill from the Shurayfah hill position.

At intervals between 0500 and 0600 hours an Israeli gunboat off the coast between Amiriyah and Bayyadah fired several bursts of miscellaneous-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0730 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel fired several 81-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Haddatha, Haris, Ayta al-Sha`b and Bra`shit from the positions at Ba`lul hill (south of Bra`shit), Shaqif al-Naml, Bayt Yahun and Ruways.

At 1020 and 1225 hours Israeli warplanes overflew all areas of Lebanon at very high altitudes, breaking the sound barrier.

Between 1120 and 1125 hours an Israeli helicopter fired three air-to-surface missiles, two at outlying areas of Qabrikha and one at the eastern outskirts of the town. The latter missile hit an empty dwelling and the occupied dwelling belonging to Husayn Ibrahim Mansur (mother's name Ilham and born in 1974).

At 1130 hours occupying Israeli forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

At 1200 hours the occupation forces' artillery bombarded the outskirts of Jumayjimah with 155-mm artillery shells from the Muhaysib area in the occupied border strip. There was also an overflight by an MK drone reconnaissance aircraft.

Between 1300 and 1330 hours occupying Israeli forces fired 10 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint

Between 1300 and 1400 hours occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Zibqin, Shu`aytiyah, Jibal al-Butm, Yatar and Jba` from the Tall Ya`qub and Rayhan positions.

Between 1420 and 1615 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes. Between 1505 and 1530 hours they attacked outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm, Zibqin and Shu`aytiyah in three waves, firing nine air-to-surface missiles.

Between 1515 and 1550 hours occupation forces and the proxy militia fired several artillery shells, 120-mm mortar shells and direct-fire rounds at outlying areas of Jarju`, Ayn Bu Siwar (Ayn al-Shamaliyah), Jba`, areas along the Tasah spring and areas around Bi'r Kilab from the Rayhan, Bi'r Kilab and Zafatah positions.

Between 1550 and 1600 hours the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells at areas along the Zahrani River towards outlying areas of Habbush and at Mazra`at Uqmata and the area around Sujud hill from the Zafatah position.

Between 1720 and 1855 hours Israeli occupation forces fired 14 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Yatar, Zibqin, Shu`aytiyah and Jibal al-Butm from the Tall Ya`qub position.

At 1815 and 1855 hours Israeli warplanes attacked outlying areas of Yatar, Jibal al-Butm and Shu`aytah, firing four air-to-surface missiles.

At 1845 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired an 81-mm mortar shell at the outskirts of the Dayr neighbourhood in Nabatiyah al-Fawqa from the Ali al-Tahir hill position. Two dwellings, those belonging to Yusuf Mataniyus Rashid and Ilyas Mataniyus Rashid, were hit by several pieces of shrapnel.

Between 1905 and 2230 hours occupying Israeli forces and the proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Yatar, Majdal Zun and Zibqin and at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the positions at Tall Ya`qub, the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint and Zafatah.

At 2140 hours the Luwayzah, Mlita and Jabal al-Rafi` heights came under intermittent Israeli artillery fire from the positions opposite.

At 2145 hours occupying Israeli forces shelled the Asi area between Kafra and Yatar from their positions in the border strip.

At 2200 hours the Wadi al-Qaysiyah area between Majdal Silm and Khirbat Silm came under Israeli 155-mm artillery fire from the Muhaybib position, and occupation forces launched six illumination flares over an outlying area of Shab`a from their positions in the occupied strip.

Between 2215 and 2300 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes. Between 2230 and 2250 hours they attacked Mlita hill, outlying areas of Jarju` and Ayn Bu Siwar in four waves, firing four air-to-surface missiles. The side road between Jarju` and Humin al-Fawqa was cut by a pile of rocks and earth, and an electricity transformer in Jarju` was set on fire.

Between 2230 and 2240 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Western Bekaa at low altitudes.

Between 2245 and 2345 hours occupation forces and the proxy militia fired several 81-mm mortar shells and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at the outskirts of the Maslakh neighbourhood in Nabatiyah al-Fawqa from the positions at Qal`at al-Shaqif (Château de Beaufort), Dabshah hill and Tahrah hill.

Between 2330 and 2350 hours Israeli occupation forces fired 16 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm, Siddiqin and Shu`aytiyah from the Tall Ya`qub position.

6 October 1999

Between 0020 and 0030 hours Israeli warplanes attacked outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm and Shu`aytiyah in two waves, firing four air-to-surface missiles.

At various times between 0030 and 0700 hours Israeli forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm and 81-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Zibqin, Jibal al-Butm, Majdal Zun and Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the Tall Ya`qub, Mays al-Jabal, Jabal Balat, Dabshah hill, Tahrah hill and Ali al-Tahir hill positions.

Between 0500 and 0615 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South. At 0545 hours they attacked Mlita hill in three waves, firing five air-to-surface missiles. One dwelling was hit and totally destroyed.

At 0700 hours a position of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon manned by members of the Finnish contingent received a direct hit in the shelling of the Frun area by occupying Israeli forces.

At 0705 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired three 120-mm mortar shells at the outskirts of Frun from the Sala`ah position. The home of Ahmad Muhammad Ammash was hit by several pieces of shrapnel, and he and his son Husayn were wounded. The homes of Mahmud Husayn Ammasha and Fatimah Ali Ja`far were also hit.

Between 1100 and 1300 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South and the Shuf at very high altitudes.

At 1150 hours occupying Israeli forces fired several 120-mm mortar shells at areas along the Tasah spring from the Ksarat al-Urush position.

Between 1315 and 1515 hours occupation forces and the proxy 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.

At 1350 hours Israeli occupation forces fired seven 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Yatar from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 1600 and 2030 hours occupying forces and the proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal al-Rafi` and Mazra`at Uqmata from the Zafatah and Ksarat al-Urush positions.

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

At intervals between 2050 and 2225 hours an Israeli gunboat off the coast between Tyre and Ra's al-Ayn fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

7 October 1999

At 0600 hours occupying Israeli forces fired three 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

Between 0625 and 0645 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 0635 and 0645 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South. They attacked Wadi al-Qaysiyah in two waves, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

At 0935 hours the Lahad proxy militia directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at Kafr Tibnit from the position at Ali al-Tahir hill. A vehicle was hit and the town's electricity and telephone lines were damaged.

Between 1230 and 1250 hours the proxy militia fired five 120-mm mortar shells at areas along the Litani River and Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Abu Qamhah position.

At 1315 hours the proxy militia fired several 120-mm mortar shells at Mazra`at al-Hamra from the Zafatah position.

Between 1315 and 1420 hours occupying Israeli 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 Majdal Zun, Mansuri, Mazra`at Buyut al-Siyad, Mazra`at Uqmata, Jabal al-Rafi` and areas around Sujud hill from the Bayyadah, Hardhun, Tall Ya`qub, Zafatah, Rayhan and Shurayfah positions.

Between 1410 and 1500 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South. At 1450 hours they attacked the Ayn al-Shamaliyah area, firing four air-to-surface missiles.

At 1750 hours occupying Israeli forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Yatar from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 1840 and 1900 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel and occupation forces directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Yuhmur al-Shaqif and Mansuri and at Mazra`at Buyut al-Siyad from the positions at Bayyadah and Qal`at al-Shaqif (Château de Beaufort).

At 1945 hours an Israeli gunboat off Ra's al-Ayn fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions and launched an illumination flare over the sea.

Between 2050 and 2130 hours occupying Israeli forces and the proxy militia fired several 120-mm and 81-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at the easternmost neighbourhood of Kafr Tibnit and at the Army barracks from the Burj hill, Ali al-Tahir hill, Zafatah and Dabshah hill positions. Serious damage was done to the electricity lines, and supply to the town was cut off. Two occupied dwellings (owned by Ali Hasan Ayyub and Muhammad Hasan Ali), one shop (owned by Abd Ali Ibrahim) and four vehicles were also damaged.

At 2215 hours occupying Israeli forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Jba` from the Zafatah and Rayhan positions.

Between 2250 and 2330 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at very high altitudes. At 2325 hours they attacked outlying areas of Jba`, firing an air-to-surface missile.

8 October 1999

At 0635 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired seven 81-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Majdal Zun and Mansuri from the Shama` position.

At 1025 hours Israeli forces shelled upper Kafr Tibnit, where there were a number of reporters being shown the scale of the damage that had been caused. A car belonging to the reporter Dani Nur al-Din was hit in the shelling.

At 1950 hours occupation forces directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at Wadi Mimis from the Ayn Qinya and Zimriya positions.

At 2015 hours occupying Israeli forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm and Zibqin from the Tall Ya`qub position.

9 October 1999

Between 0000 and 0020 hours occupation forces fired nine 175-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Zibqin, Izziyah and Junayh from the Tall Ya`qub position.

At 1100 hours the collaborators' militia shelled the area around Mansuri from the Hardhun and Bayyadah positions.

At 1120 hours the main street of Mansurah came under Israeli artillery fire from the Hardhun and Bayyadah positions.

At 1145 hours Israeli forces bombarded the western part of Yatar with 155-mm artillery shells from the Balat position.

At 1525 hours occupying Israeli forces directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at Wadi al-Fatir from the Ayn Qinya position.

Between 1540 and 1730 hours occupation forces and the proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at Mazra`at Uqmata, the area around Sujud hill, areas along the Tasah spring and outlying areas of Jba` from the Shurayfah hill and Rayhan positions.

Between 1730 and 1745 hours occupying Israeli forces and the proxy militia fired several direct-fire 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at areas around Sujud hill and outlying areas of Jba` from the Rayhan, Zafatah and Shurayfah hill positions.

Between 2210 and 2220 hours occupation forces fired several 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Jba` from the Ksarat al-Urush and Rayhan positions.

10 October 1999

Between 0210 and 0550 hours the collaborators' militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the Mimis ridge from the Zaghlah, Ayn Qinya and Zimriya positions.

Between 0610 and 0710 hours the proxy militia and occupation forces fired several 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at Wadi Habbush, outlying areas of Zawtar al-Sharqiyah, Mazra`at al-Hamra, areas along the Litani River and the area around Sala`ah and Suwayda hill from the positions at Sala`ah, Suwayda hill and Qal`at al-Shaqif (Château de Beaufort).

At 0625 hours the collaborators' militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Kafra from the Rshaf position.

Between 0910 and 1030 hours occupation forces and the proxy militia fired four 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Qaysiyah and a 120-mm mortar shell at Mazra`at Uqmata and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Tiri from the positions at Rayhan, the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint and Ruwaysat al-Jamus.

Between 1125 and 1200 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Western Bekaa and the South at very high altitudes.

At 1240 hours the collaborators' militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the easternmost neighbourhood of Kafr Tibnit from the Ali al-Tahir position.

At 1330 hours Israeli occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Yatar from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 1530 and 1555 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at very high altitudes.

At 1635 hours occupation forces fired three 155-mm artillery shells at Sujud hill from the Shurayfah position.

At 2055 hours the collaborators' militia fired three 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi Habbush from the Zafatah position.

At 1900 hours a patrol of the proxy militia's security service arrested Army Master Sergeant Hani Abu Dahn in the town square in Hasbayya and took him to the Marj Uyun barracks.

11 October 1999

Between 0000 and 0425 hours occupation forces on Dabshah hill fired three 81-mm mortar shells and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the area around the hill itself.

At 0820 hours occupying Israeli forces at the Zimriya crossing directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the area around the crossing itself.

Between 1055 and 1155 hours the collaborators' militia and occupation forces fired five 120-mm and 81-mm mortar shells and seven direct-fire rounds and directed several bursts of miscellaneous automatic-weapons fire at the outskirts of Mansuri, Majdal Zun and Mazra`at Buyut al-Siyad from the Shama`, Tall Ya`qub, Bayyadah and Hardhun positions. In Majdal Zun a civilian vehicle was hit a 12.7-mm round. In Mansuri an occupied dwelling belonging to Hasan Ali Khashshab was hit. A shell impacted in Bayyadah, damaging an occupied dwelling belonging to Salim Alyan and three other dwellings belonging to the Alyan family, one of them identified as that of Amir Alyan.

Between 1145 and 1205 hours Israeli occupation forces directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the Mimis ridge, areas around the Zimriya crossing and Zuhur road from the Zimriya hill position.

Between 1820 and 1830 hours two Israeli helicopters overflew the Ayn Qinya and Ahmadiyah positions.

12 October 1999

Between 0200 and 0530 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the Mimis ridge, Jabal al-Dahr and areas along the Litani River from the positions at Zimriya hill, Zaghlah hill and Ahmadiyah hill.

At 0635 hours the collaborators' militia fired several 120-mm and 81-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas Bra`shit, Haddatha and Haris from the Ba`lul, Jabal Hamid and Ruways positions.

At 0840 hours occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas Zibqin and Majdal Zun from the Tall Ya`qub position.

At 0845 hours occupation forces fired 32 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm, Zibqin, Shu`aytah and Hinniyah from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 1035 and 1100 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Tyre and Tibnin areas. At 1040 and 1045 hours they attacked outlying areas of Zibqin, firing four air-to-surface missiles.

Between 1135 and 1300 hours Israeli occupation forces and the proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells at Jabal al-Rafi` and outlying areas of Shu`aytiyah, Izziyah, Jibal al-Butm and Wadi Habbush from the Tall Ya`qub and Zafatah positions.

Between 1405 and 1410 hours occupying Israeli forces fired five 120-mm mortar shells at Wadi Zillaya from the Abu Qamhah position.

Between 1455 and 1510 hours an Israeli MK drone reconnaissance aircraft overflew the Jabal Bir al-Dahr area.

Between 1620 and 1700 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at very high altitudes.

Between 1820 and 1940 hours occupation forces fired 56 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Majdal Zun, Izziyah, Yatar, Jibal al-Butm, Zibqin and Shu`aytiyah from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 1900 and 2030 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South. At 1930 and 2020 hours they attacked outlying areas of Shu`aytiyah and Jibal al-Butm in four waves, firing several air-to-surface missiles. In Jibal al-Butm the shelling and the air raid damaged two occupied dwellings (those of Mustafa Muhammad Khalil and Hasan Mihanna Mihanna) and three empty dwellings.

At 1900 hours two Israeli helicopters fired three air-to-surface missiles at outlying areas of Shihin and Zibqin.

Between 1910 and 2040 hours occupying Israeli forces fired three 120-mm mortar shells and 20 155-mm artillery shells at areas around Sujud hill and outlying areas of Zibqin and Shihin from the Tall Ya`qub and Ksarat al-Urush positions.

Between 1925 and 1950 hours Israeli warplanes overflew Jabal Bir al-Dahr at very high altitudes.

Between 2100 and 2230 hours Israeli warplanes overflew Tyre and Tibnin at very high altitudes.

At 2240 hours Israeli warplanes overflew Kafra and Yatar at medium altitudes. There was also an overflight by an MK drone reconnaissance aircraft.

13 October 1999

Between 0300 and 0530 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0630 hours Israeli warplanes attacked outlying areas of Frun, firing an air-to-surface missile.

Between 0630 and 0700 hours the collaborators' militia and Israeli occupation forces fired six 155-mm artillery shells and three 120-mm mortar shells and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas Majdal Zun, Mansuri and Izziyah from the Shama`, Hardhun hill and Tall Ya`qub positions. In Majdal Zun four occupied dwellings were hit, namely those of Muhammad Salih Salman, Radi Darwish Murad, Rida Ali Sulayman and Hasan Khalil Shahimi.

Between 0710 and 0730 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at very high altitudes.

At 0750 hours the proxy militia fired several 120-mm mortar shells at areas around the Habbush bridge and outlying areas of Arabsalim from the Zafatah position. Electricity lines were badly damaged and supply to Arabsalim and Jarju` was disrupted.

At 1235 and 1355 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South, the Western Bekaa and Mount Lebanon at various altitudes, breaking the sound barrier.

At 1840 hours occupying Israeli forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Yatar from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 1850 and 1910 hours the collaborators' militia at the Ahmadiyah hill position fired a 120-mm mortar shell and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at areas along the Litani River and areas around the position itself.

At 1955 hours Israeli warplanes attacked areas along the Litani River west of Zillaya, firing three air-to-surface missiles. At 2020 and 2040 hours this was repeated.

Between 2045 and 2200 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at very high altitudes.

Between 2140 and 2200 hours Israeli warplanes attacked areas along the Litani River in four waves, firing four air-to-surface missiles.

14 October 1999

At 0000 hours occupying Israeli forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jba` from the Shurayfah hill position.

Between 0015 and 0720 hours occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at Sujud hill, outlying areas of Jba` and Wadi Kafra from the Shurayfah position.

At 0730 hours the Lahad proxy militia at the Sala`ah position fired four direct-fire rounds at the road leading to the position itself.

At 0940 hours Israeli helicopters overflew areas along the Hasbani River and Hasbayya town at low altitudes.

At 1045 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Nabatiyah area at high altitudes.

Between 1145 and 1215 hours the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells at the outskirts of Luwayzah and Mazra`at Uqmata from the Zafatah position. In Luwayzah a vehicle was damaged.

Between 1200 and 1310 hours Israeli warplanes overflew all parts of Lebanon at very high altitudes, breaking the sound barrier.

At 1330 hours Israeli forces fired five 155-mm artillery shells at Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Abu Qamhah position.

Between 1800 and 1840 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired 15 155-mm artillery shells and two direct-fire rounds and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Qabrikha, Jibal al-Butm, Yatar, Siddiqin, Shu`aytiyah, Rishknaniyah and Zibqin and at areas around the abandoned Lebanese Army barracks in Nabatiyah from the Tall Ya`qub and Dabshah hill positions.

Between 1800 and 2030 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes. Between 1910 and 1925 hours they attacked outlying areas of Zibqin and areas along the Tasah spring in three waves, firing five air-to-surface missiles. In Zibqin occupied dwellings belonging to the following persons were damaged: Yusuf Muhammad Bazi`, Muhammad Husayn Bazi`, Intizah Abd al-Ra'uf Bazi` and Ahmad and Jamil Mihanna. Cracks appeared in the structure of several other dwellings. The infant daughter of Yusuf Bazi` was injured.

At 1900 hours the collaborators' militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the Habbush-Arabsalim road from the Suwayda hill position.

At 2040 hours the collaborators' militia fired three direct-fire rounds at areas around the Shaqif al-Naml position from the Ruwaysat al-Jamus position.

At 2110 hours Israeli occupation forces and the Lahad militia collaborating with them fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at Mazra`at Uqmata and areas around Sujud hill from the Zafatah and Ksarat al-Urush positions.

15 October 1999

Between 0300 and 0400 hours occupation forces fired 35 155-mm artillery shells at Jabal al-Khalawat and six at the Mimis ridge from the Abu Qamhah position.

At 0620 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0845 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 1105 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel fired several 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal al-Khalawat from the Abu Qamhah and Zaghlah positions.

At 1150 and 1215 hours the collaborators' militia fired several 120-mm mortar shells at the Jabal al-Khalawat ridge from the Zaghlah position and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at the same ridge from the Shwayya position. At the same time, an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft overflew the Western Bekaa area.

At 1215 hours occupying Israeli forces fired two direct-fire rounds at Jabal al-Khalawat from the Shwayya position.

At 1500 hours Israeli warplanes attacked the area between Luwayzah and Uqmata in the Iqlim al-Tuffah area.

At 2040 hours occupation forces fired several 81-mm mortar shells at the area around Ali al-Tahir hill from the Dabshah hill position. They also fired several 120-mm mortar shells at the area around Sujud hill from the Ksarat al-Urush position.

Between 2100 and 2215 hours the collaborators' militia directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at the Mimis ridge from the Zimriya position.

Between 2325 and 2340 hours occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at Jabal Safi, the area around Sujud hill and outlying areas of Jba` from the Shurayfah hill position.

16 October 1999

Between 0500 and 0530 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0530 hours Israeli occupation forces fired three 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Haris from the Tall Ya`qub position.

At 0645 hours occupation forces fired 17 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Zibqin, Yatar and Jibal al-Butm from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 0700 and 0750 hours occupying Israeli forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Yatar and the area around Sujud hill from the Tall Ya`qub and Shurayfah positions. A 120-mm mortar shell from an unknown source impacted in Rayhan near the home of Emil Nayif Tamir and the walls were damaged by shrapnel.

Between 1825 and 1940 hours the proxy militia fired 11 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Bra`shit from the Ba`lul hill and Saff al-Hawwa' positions.

17 October 1999

Between 0150 and 0355 hours occupying Israeli forces fired 13 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Yatar, Jibal al-Butm and Zibqin from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 1110 and 1230 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at very high altitudes.

Between 1115 and 1130 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 1200 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Bekaa area at very high altitudes.

Between 1425 and 1720 hours occupation 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 areas around Sujud hill, Dabshah hill and Ali al-Tahir hill from the Shurayfah, Ksarat al-Urush, Dabshah hill and Ali al-Tahir hill positions.

Between 2015 and 2125 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired five 155-mm artillery shells and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Bra`shit and the area around Rajmin hill from the positions at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint, Ba`lul hill and on Rajmin hill itself.

Between 2200 and 2220 hours the proxy militia and occupying Israeli forces fired a number of rocket-assisted projectiles and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at areas near and outside the westernmost neighbourhood of Yuhmur. The supply of electricity to the town and its immediate vicinity was disrupted. In the neighbourhood itself a garden wall and a water tank were damaged.

At 2340 hours occupation forces fired a number of artillery shells at the outskirts of Majdal Silm and at Wadi al-Saluqi from the Hula position.

18 October 1999

Between 0000 and 0235 hours occupying Israeli forces and the Lahad militia collaborating with them fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm and 81-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Haddatha, Kafra, Bra`shit, Shaqra and Tibnin from the positions at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint, Bayt Yahun, Ruways and Ba`lul. Two members of the Resistance were hit by several pieces of shrapnel.

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

Beginning at 0645 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the southern suburbs of Beirut on two occasions at high altitudes.

Between 1925 and 2010 hours several 120-mm mortar shells fired from the occupied strip fell in the area around Sujud hill.

Between 2040 and 2300 hours Israeli warplanes overflew Mount Lebanon and the South at very high altitudes.

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

19 October 1999

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

Between 0600 and 0630 hours occupying Israeli 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 the abandoned Lebanese Army barracks in Nabatiyah and at areas around Tahrah hill and Dabshah hill from the Zafatah position and from the positions on the hills themselves.

At 0635 hours occupation forces at the Tahrah position fired three artillery shells and directed sniper fire at areas around the position itself.

At intervals between 1045 and 1135 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South and the Western Bekaa at various altitudes.

Between 1100 and 1430 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South, the North, the Western Bekaa and Mount Lebanon at various altitudes, breaking the sound barrier.

Between 1750 and 1940 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at very high altitudes.

At 1910 hours the collaborators' militia fired several 120-mm mortar shells at Mazra`at al-Hamra from the Zafatah position.

Between 2005 and 2030 hours occupation forces fired nine 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm and Yatar from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 2330 and 2400 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

20 October 1999

At 0000 hours the collaborators' militia and occupation forces fired several 120-mm mortar shells and four 155-mm artillery shells at Kafra and Yatar from the Ruways hill and Tall Ya`qub positions.

Between 0030 and 0600 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and a number of 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Haddatha, Bayt Yahun and Rshaf from the Ruways, Shaqif al-Naml and Tall Ya`qub positions.

Between 0500 and 0600 hours an Israeli gunboat off the coast between Mansuri and Rashidiyah fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0040 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 120-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at the outskirts of Jarju` and Jba` from the Rayhan and Sujud hill positions.

Between 0500 and 0535 hours the proxy militia directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at Qab` al-Dallafah and Wadi al-Fatir from the Ahmadiyah and Zimriya positions.

At 0640 hours the collaborators' militia on Tahrah hill and Suwayda hill fired several 81-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at areas around its positions.

Between 0845 and 0855 hours the proxy militia fired eight 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal al-Khalawat from the Zaghlah hill position.

At 0900 hours occupying Israeli forces fired a 120-mm mortar shell at Jabal Shwayya, in the Mimis direction, from the Abu Qamhah position.

Between 1145 and 1200 hours occupation forces fired seven 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Zaghlah hill position.

At 1230 hours the collaborators' militia fired three 60-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Kafr Rumman from the Tahrah hill position.

Between 1300 and 1320 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the coastal area of the Shuf at very high altitudes.

Between 1305 and 1400 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes.

At 1630 hours the proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells at the area around Sujud hill from the Zafatah position.

Between 1720 and 2000 hours the collaborators' militia fired four 155-mm artillery shells and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at Jabal al-Rafi` and the area around Ba`lul hill from the positions at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint and on the hill itself.

Between 1825 and 1845 hours the collaborators' militia and occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells and six 81-mm mortar shells and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Bra`shit and Jabal Za`tar from the positions at Ba`lul hill and the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint. The electricity lines were damaged and supply to the town was disrupted.

Between 2030 and 2055 hours two Israeli helicopters overflew Ahmadiyah hill, Kawkaba and Hasbayya. At the same time occupation forces fired several 120-mm mortar shells at the outskirts of Nabi Sujud and outlying areas of Jba` from the Ksarat al-Urush position.

Between 2230 and 2300 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Tyre and Tibnin areas at very high altitudes

Between 2230 and 2300 hours occupation forces fired 14 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jba` from the Shurayfah position.

Between 2325 and 2355 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes.

21 October 1999

At 0635 hours the collaborators' militia at the Ba`lul hill, Shaqif al-Naml and Ruways positions and occupying Israeli forces at the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 81-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Bra`shit, Haddatha, Ayta al-Jabal, Haris, Sribbin and Yatar. In Bra`shit electricity lines were damaged and a number of dwellings, some of them occupied, were hit by shrapnel. The dwellings belonged to the following persons: Muhammad Kamma Talib Farhat, Rida Abd Haydar Shihab, Mustafa Muhammad Dahir, Husayn Talib Farhat, Nahlan Hasan Farhat, Juliette Hasan Farhat, Hafiz Abd al-Hadi al-Hadi, Kamil Husayn Muzhir, Ali Hasan al-Hadi, Hasan Adnan Farhat and Muhammad Ali Husayn.

At 0645 hours occupation forces bombarded the area around their position at Shaqif al-Naml and Haddatha and its outskirts with 120-mm mortar shells and heavy machine-gun fire.

At intervals between 1030 and 1210 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several direct-fire rounds and 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at Jabal al-Rafi`, the area around Sujud hill, areas along the Tasah spring and outlying areas of Arabsalim and Habbush from the Ayshiyah, Zafatah and Suwayda positions.

Between 1130 and 1250 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South, the Western Bekaa and the Shuf at various altitudes.

Between 1240 and 1320 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at various altitudes.

At 1345 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Zwayya hill position.

Between 1220 and 1525 hours occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm and Zibqin from the Tall Ya`qub position.

At 1710 hours occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

At 1730 and 1900 hours a balloon was seen over Markaba.

Between 2000 and 2150 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired several 120-mm and 81-mm mortar shells and direct-fire rounds and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at the easternmost neighbourhood of Kafr Tibnit from the Ali al-Tahir hill, Burj hill and Zafatah positions. The electricity supply to the neighbourhood was cut off, three dwellings were hit by several rounds, an illumination flare fell on the roof of a dwelling, and a vehicle was damaged.

At 2200 hours a patrol of the collaborationist Lahad militia's security service arrested Hasan Khalil Tawil in Kafr Killa in the occupied strip for unknown reasons and took him to Khiyam prison.

22 October 1999

Between 0000 and 0400 hours a reconnaissance aircraft overflew the Tyre area at very high altitude.

Between 0500 and 0530 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 1330 hours occupying Israeli forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at the area around Sujud hill from the Shurayfah position.

Between 1615 and 1620 hours the collaborators' militia fired three tank shells at Jabal Shwayya from the Shwayya position.

Between 1840 and 1850 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Yatar, Jibal al-Butm, Haddatha, Tibnin and Bra`shit from the positions at Tall Ya`qub, the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint, Shaqif al-Naml and Ruwaysat al-Jamus.

At 2100 hours occupying Israeli forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm and Zibqin from the Tall Ya`qub position.

At 2145 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Nabatiyah al-Fawqa and the area around Dabshah hill from the Zafatah and Dabshah hill positions.

23 October 1999

During the afternoon the Lahad militia's security service arrested Ali Haydar Budayr in Kafr Killa for unknown reasons and took him to Khiyam prison.

At 0000 hours Israeli occupation forces and the Lahad proxy militia fired five 155-mm artillery shells and three direct-fire rounds at outlying areas of Zibqin and Izziyah from the Tall Ya`qub, Shihin and Rajmin positions.

Between 0410 and 0530 hours occupation forces and the Lahad militia collaborating with them fired several 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Rshaf, Haddatha, Ayta al-Jabal, Tibnin and Bayt Yahun from the positions at Mays al-Jabal checkpoint, Rshaf, Ruwaysat al-Jamus and Haddatha.

Between 0505 and 0520 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South. At 0515 hours they attacked Jabal al-Za`tar, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

At 0615 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0700 hours the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells at Jabal al-Rafi`, outlying areas of Jba` and Wadi Kafra from the Zafatah position. The proxy militia and occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Yatar, Jibal al-Butm, Zibqin, Kafra, Haddatha and Ayta al-Jabal from the positions at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint and Tall Ya`qub.

At 0845 hours the proxy militia fired seven 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Haddatha and Haris from the Ruways position.

Between 1335 and 1440 hours Israeli occupation forces fired four 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

Between 1940 and 2010 hours Israeli occupation forces fired two 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Yatar from the Tall Ya`qub position.

At various times between 1940 and 2215 hours Israeli 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 outlying areas of Haddatha, Jarju`, Ayn Bu Siwar and Jabal al-Rafi` and at areas around Luwayzah, Sujud hill and Dabshah hill.

24 October 1999

At 0000 hours the proxy militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Haris, Sribbin and Haddatha from the Ruways position.

Between 0000 and 0500 hours an Israeli gunboat off the coast between Mansuri and Rashidiyah fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 0030 and 0600 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Yatar, Haris, Haddatha, Ayta al-Jabal, Shaqra and Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the positions at Saff al-Hawwa', Shal`abun hill and the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

At 0200 hours occupying Israeli forces fired three 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal al-Muqawamah from Ahmadiyah hill.

At 0635 hours Israeli occupation forces fired two 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal Jabbur from the same position.

Between 0645 and 0730 hours the collaborators' militia and occupation forces fired 20 155-mm artillery shells and five 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Haddatha, Bayt Yahun, Sribbin, Tibnin and Bra`shit and at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the positions at Saff al-Hawwa' and the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

At 0915 hours an Israeli gunboat off Bayyadah fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0915 hours occupying Israeli forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at Mlita hill, areas along the Tasah spring and the area around Sujud hill from the Shurayfah hill, Ksarat al-Urush and Sujud hill positions.

At 0920 hours occupation forces fired two 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal Jabbur from Ahmadiyah hill.

At 1015 hours Israeli warplanes overflew Jabal Bir al-Dahr at very high altitudes.

Between 1015 and 1100 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South. At 1035 hours they attacked Mlita hill, firing an air-to-surface missile.

At 1855 hours occupation forces fired five 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal Jabbur from Ahmadiyah hill.

At 1820 hours the collaborators' militia fired two 81-mm mortar shells and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Bra`shit from the Bayt Yahun position.

25 October 1999

At 0000 hours the Lahad proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells at Wadi al-Munawwar from the Zafatah position. At the same time, occupation forces fired several 120-mm mortar shells at Mlita hill from the Ksarat al-Urush position.

Between 0410 and 0500 hours an Israeli gunboat off the coast between Bayyadah and Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0550 hours the collaborators' militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Frun and areas around Qusayr and Sala`ah from the Qusayr position.

Between 0625 and 0700 hours occupation forces and the proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 81-mm mortar shells and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Majdal Zun, Izziyah and mansuri, at the outskirts of Khirbat Silm and at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the positions at Tall Ya`qub, Shama`, the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint and Sala`ah.

At 1220 hours Israeli occupation forces fired three 155-mm artillery shells at areas around the Jabal Balat position from the Tall Ya`qub position.

At 1835 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri launched two illumination flares over the beach.

Between 2230 and 2300 hours occupation forces fired eight 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm and Siddiqin from the Tall Ya`qub position.

26 October 1999

Between 0000 and 0630 hours occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Haddatha, Ayta al-Jabal, Tibnin and Bra`shit from the position at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

Between 0640 and 0720 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at the southernmost neighbourhood of Arabsalim from the Shurayfah and Zafatah positions. A 120-mm mortar shell impacted in front of the home of Jawad Muhammad Musa, and he and his mother, Maryam, his wife, Muna, and his daughter, Afifah, received moderate injuries. A dwelling was badly damaged, an a vehicle, belonging to Faysal Husayn Farhat, was hit by shrapnel.

Between 0810 and 0920 hours an Israeli gunboat off Mansuri fired several bursts of medium-weapons fire in all directions.

At 0905 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired three 155-mm artillery shells, three direct-fire rounds and four 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Majdal Zun, Mansuri, Zibqin and Jibal al-Butm from the Tall Ya`qub, Shama` and Hardhun positions.

At 1600 hours the collaborators' militia and occupation forces fired several 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal al-Rafi` and the area around Sujud hill from the Rayhan and Ksarat al-Urush positions.

At 1620 and 1730 hours occupation forces and the proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Mayfadun and Qa`qa`iyat al-Jisr from the Shurayfah and Zafatah positions.

Between 1950 and 2150 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Rshaf, Kafra, Haddatha, Ayta al-Jabal, Haris, Tibnin and Bra`shit from the positions at Haddatha, Rshaf, the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint, Ba`lul hill and Shal`abun hill. Two members of the Resistance were wounded.

Between 2115 and 2200 hours an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft overflew the South at very high altitude.

At 2140 hours occupation forces at the Abu Qamhah position fired several 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal al-Rafi` and at the area around the position itself.

At 2110 and 2145 hours occupation forces fired 12 155-mm artillery shells at an area to the north of Jabal Qal`at Jabbur from the Abu Qamhah position.

Between 2325 and 2340 hours occupying Israeli forces fired three 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Majdal Zun from the Tall Ya`qub position.

During the evening a patrol of the collaborationist militia's security service arrested Muhsin Khalil Sulayman in Kafr Killa in the occupied strip and took him to Khiyam prison.

27 October 1999

Between 0635 and 0710 hours occupation forces and the proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Nabatiyah al-Fawqa, Zibqin, Shu`aytiyah and Jibal al-Butm, at areas around Dabshah hill and Ali al-Tahir hill and at areas along the Zahrani River from the Zafatah, Tall Ya`qub, Dabshah hill and Ali al-Tahir hill positions. A shop in Nabatiyah al-Fawqa was hit by one round.

Between 0720 and 0800 hours Israeli warplanes attacked the wadi between Zibqin, Shu`aytiyah and Jibal al-Butm, firing an air-to-surface missile.

At 1200 hours a patrol of the proxy militia's security service arrested Ahmad Muhammad Abd Allah for unknown reasons and took him to the Hasbayya security office.

Between 1805 and 1825 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired three 81-mm mortar shells and three 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Rshaf and Tiri from the Tall Ya`qub, Shaqif al-Naml and Ruways positions.

Between 1830 and 1900 hours the collaborators' militia and Israeli occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Jba` and at Jabal Safi from the Zafatah, Ksarat al-Urush, Razlan hill, Sujud hill and Aramta positions. Two direct-fire rounds coming from the collaborationist militia's Razlan hill position impacted in the vicinity of Ruh, one of them some 100 metres from the town cemeteries and the other at a point towards Sfariyah.

At 1900 hours the collaborators' militia fired an 81-mm mortar shell at a nearby area from the Ba`lul hill position.

Between 1940 and 2120 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the Kharrub area and the South. They attacked outlying areas of Jba` in three waves and the area around Sujud hill in two waves, firing five air-to-surface missiles.

Between 2100 and 2125 hours the collaborators' militia fired five 81-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Haddatha from the Shal`abun hill position.

Between 2220 and 2230 hours occupation forces fired two shells from their position at Ahmadiyah hill.

At 2240 hours Israeli occupation forces fired seven 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm, Zibqin, Shu`aytiyah and Majdal Zun from the Tall Ya`qub position.

Between 2250 and 2300 hours occupation forces and the Lahad proxy militia fired several 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal Safi and outlying areas of Jba` from the Ksarat al-Urush and Rayhan positions.

At 2300 hours Israeli occupation forces fired five 120-mm mortar shells and four 155-mm artillery shells at Jabal Jabbur from Ahmadiyah hill.

28 October 1999

Between 0100 and 0630 hours occupation forces and the proxy militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas Haddatha, Haris, Ayta al-Jabal, Shaqra and Bra`shit and at Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the positions at the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint, Ba`lul hill, Saff al-Hawwa', Shaqif al-Naml and Ruways.

Between 0950 and 1000 hours an Israeli gunboat off the coast between Bayyadah and Qulaylah fired several bursts of miscellaneous-weapons fire in all directions.

Between 1130 and 1325 hours the collaborators' militia and occupation forces fired several 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells at areas along the Tasah spring, areas around Sujud hill and Tahrah hill and Jabal al-Rafi` from the Rayhan, Ksarat al-Urush and Zafatah positions.

Between 1810 and 1835 hours the collaborators' militia fired five 81-mm and 120-mm mortar shells and two direct-fire rounds and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Buyut al-Siyad, Mansuri and Majdal Zun from the positions at Hardhun hill, Bayyadah and the Hamra crossing.

Between 1950 and 2245 hours occupying Israeli forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm, Haris, Haddatha, Bra`shit, Tibnin, Zibqin, Majdal Zun and Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the positions at Tall Ya`qub and the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint.

At 2000 hours occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells at the outskirts of Jarju`, areas along the Tasah spring, the area around Sujud hill and Jabal al-Rafi` from the Shurayfah position.

Between 2000 and 2030 hours occupation forces fired 15 120-mm mortar shells at an area to the west of Jabal Jabbur from Shurayfah hill.

29 October 1999

Between 1000 and 1120 hours occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells, 120-mm mortar shells and direct-fire rounds and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Majdal Zun, Izziyah, Mansuri, Buyut al-Siyad, Jarju`, Luwayzah and Mazra`at Uqmata, at areas along the Tasah spring and at the area around Sujud hill from the positions at Sujud hill, Hardhun hill, Bayyadah hill, the Hamra crossing, Shurayfah hill, Zafatah and Rayhan. At the Hamra crossing five civilians were injured, namely: Ali Hasan Rahmah; Muhsin Yusuf al-Sayyid Ahmad; Georges Fayiz Za`rab; Ali Musa Jamil; and Hasan Bajuq.

Between 1005 and 1300 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South, the Western Bekaa and Mount Lebanon at various altitudes. At 1210 hours they attacked Mazra`at Uqmata, firing an air-to-surface missile.

At 1100 hours the collaborators' militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the area around the Rayhan crossing from the Zwayya hill position.

Between 1200 and 1415 hours Israeli occupation forces and the collaborators' militia fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Haddatha, areas along the Tasah spring, Jabal al-Rafi` and the area around Sujud hill from the Shurayfah, Zafatah and Ruways positions.

Between 1450 and 1515 hours Israeli occupation forces fired eight 120-mm mortar shells at Wadi al-Sindiyanah from the Ahmadiyah hill position. At 1518 hours Israeli warplanes attacked the same wadi, firing an air-to-surface missile.

Between 1515 and 1610 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South. At 1535 hours they attacked areas along the Tasah spring, firing an air-to-surface missile.

Between 1900 and 2045 hours the collaborators' militia and occupation forces fired several 155-mm artillery shells and 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Jba`, the area around Sujud hill, areas along the Tasah spring and Wadi al-Qaysiyah from the positions at Zafatah, Rayhan, Shurayfah and the Mays al-Jabal checkpoint. Two direct-fire rounds were also fired from Sujud hill at unidentified targets.

Between 2120 and 2205 hours Israeli occupation forces directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at Jabal Bir al-Dahr, the Mimis ridge and Wadi al-Fatir from the Zaghlah and Zwayya positions.

Between 2120 and 2300 hours Israeli occupation forces fired three 155-mm artillery shells and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Jibal al-Butm and areas around the castle from the positions at Tall Ya`qub and Qal`at al-Shaqif (Château de Beaufort).

30 October 1999

During the morning an occupation forces' patrol found explosive charges that had been planted near two shops belonging to Ilyas al-Ammar on the Ayn Ibl - Bint Jubayl road. They blocked the road, detonated the charges and blew up the shops.

Between 0530 and 0600 hours occupation forces directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at Wadi al-Fatir and Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Zimriya and Zaghlah positions. They also fired two 120-mm mortar shells at Jabal Bir al-Dahr from the Abu Qamhah position.

Between 0550 and 0630 hours the collaborators' militia fired two 81-mm mortar shells and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Haddatha from the Shaqif al-Naml position.

Between 0600 and 0700 hours Israeli warplanes overflew the South at very high altitudes.

Between 1250 and 1400 hours occupation forces and the proxy militia fired 12 155-mm artillery shells and five 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Rshaf, Haddatha and Yatar from the Tall Ya`qub and Ruways positions.

At 1120 hours the Israel Navy stopped a tourist craft under a Lebanese master off Naqurah with 72 persons on board, none of them Lebanese nationals.

At 1700 hours the collaborators' militia fired several 120-mm mortar shells and directed bursts of medium-weapons fire at Jabal al-Rafi` and areas along the Tasah spring from the Suwayda hill and Rayhan positions.

Between 1800 and 1840 hours Israeli warplanes overflew Mount Lebanon and the South. At 1820 and 1840 hours they attacked areas along the Tasah spring in two waves, firing two air-to-surface missiles.

At 2145 hours occupation forces at Dabshah hill fired several 81-mm mortar shells and directed a number of bursts of medium-weapons fire at areas around their position.

At 1700 hours the collaborators' militia arrested Talal Jurays Khalil in Rashayya al-Fukhkhar, Hasbayya district, for unknown reasons and took him to Khiyam prison.

During the day the Lahad proxy militia and occupation forces arrested the student Muhammad Ya`qub Surur in Ayta al-Sha`b and took him to the occupation forces' post 17. The young man's father had been arrested on 28 October.

31 October 1999

At 1740 hours the collaborators' militia and occupation forces directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at the abandoned Lebanese Army barracks in Nabatiyah and at outlying areas of Nabatiyah al-Fawqa and Kafr Tibnit from the Dabshah hill and Ali al-Tahir hill positions.

Between 1745 and 1755 hours the collaborators' militia fired two 120-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Haddatha and directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire at outlying areas of Majdal Zun from the Shaqif al-Naml and Shama` positions.

Between 1830 and 1840 hours the Lahad militia collaborating with Israel fired several 81-mm mortar shells at outlying areas of Haddatha and Ayta al-Jabal from the Shaqif al-Naml and Ruwaysat al-Jamus positions.

Between 2105 and 2130 hours the collaborators' militia directed several bursts of medium-weapons fire and fired an 81-mm mortar shell at Jabal Shwayya and Jabal al-Khalawat from the Shwayya hill 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 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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