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29 May 2001
Agenda item 40
The situation in the Middle East
Letter dated 29 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, on 27 May 2001, Israel installed an observation post 20 metres inside Lebanese territory in the vicinity of Ghajar village, overlooking the Wazzani spring. The post is manned by not less than two soldiers on a permanent basis.
My Government urges you to take the necessary measures to have the observation post removed by Israel on the grounds that it constitutes a violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty and of the relevant United Nations resolutions.
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.