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UNITED NATIONS
INFORMATION CENTRE

11 October 2001
Press Release

UN Secretary-General's Personal Representative for
southern Lebanon Calls For Halt to Violations


Beirut, 11 October 2001 (UN Information Centre) - On various occasion including in recent reports to the Security Council, the United Nations has drawn attention to air violations across the Blue Line by Israeli military aircraft.

In this connection, the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for southern Lebanon.(PRSG) has noted with concern that 5 Israeli overflights took place across the Blue Line on 10 October.

Some booms were also heard over southern Lebanon.

Such violations of the Blue Line and Lebanese, airspace can potential1y aggravate an already tense situation.

The PRSG reiterates his call upon the Israeli authorities to cease these violations and fully respect the Blue Line.

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