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14 May 2001
Agenda item 40
The situation in the Middle East
Letter dated 14 May 2001 from the Permanent Representative
of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General
On instructions from my Government, I have the honour to inform you that Israel carried out the following attacks on Lebanon on 9 May 2001.
Between 1420 and 1430 hours three Israeli mortar rounds landed near the centre of Shahl, outside Birkat al-Naqqar, in Shab`a, Hasbayya district.
At 1445 hours two Israeli mortar rounds landed in the Jabal as-Sawwanah area between Shab`a and Kfar Shuba, Hasbayya district, in the liberated areas.
Israeli mortar rounds also landed in the vicinity of Birkat al-Naqqar in Shab`a, Hasbayya district, in the liberated areas. These Israeli attacks, compounding the daily sorties into Lebanese airspace perpetrated by Israeli aircraft, constitute a flagrant violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty, the blue line and international law.
I should be grateful if you would have this letter circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda item 40, and of the Security Council.