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Formal U.N. Complaint Filed Against Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Lebanon filed a formal complaint with the United Nations Wednesday accusing an Israeli patrol of illegal entry into Lebanese territory July 1, officials said.

The complaint, submitted by Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry, said the Israeli patrol engaged in a brief confrontation with the Lebanese Army after crossing the Wazzani River into Lebanon, The Daily Star of Beirut reported.

The fighting did not lead to any casualties.

Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry said the incident represented a violation and abuse of Lebanon’s sovereignty.

It was also a violation of U.N. Security Resolution 1701, international law and the U.N. charter, the complaint said.

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