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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/57/844
S/2003/698

10 July 2003

English
Original: Arabic

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



Letter dated 9 July 2003 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

On instructions from my Government, I have the honour to transmit to you herewith a statistical breakdown of the 62 violations of Lebanese territory that were committed on land, at sea and in the air by Israel during the month of June 2003 (see annex).

These continual Israeli breaches of Lebanon’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are in violation of the Blue Line and of the provisions of Security Council resolution 425 (1978), and they pose a threat to stability and promote a climate of tension in the region.

I should be grateful if you would have this letter and its annex circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda item 36, and of the Security Council.


(Signed) Houssam Asaad Diab
Chargé d’affaires a.i.



Annex to the letter dated 9 July 2003 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

Statistical breakdown of Israeli violations committed during the month of
June 2003

On the ground
In the airAt seaMilitary attacks Field violationsInfringementsTotalRemarks
Jet fightersReconnaissance aircraft Helicopters Total Violations of territorial waters and launching of flaresAir raids and bombardment of military outposts and important centres Artillery bombardments, shooting, infiltration and placement of installations inside Lebanese territoryThreats and brandishing of weapons, earthmoving and placement of concertina wire inside Lebanese territory
24
17
8
49
11
-
1
1
62
Total violations in previous month: 54
Table does not include violations in the occupied Shab`a farmlands and the Kafr Shuba hills area, a zone of military operations

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