BEIRUT: Two Israeli army vehicles crossed the border’s Blue Line 30 meters into Lebanon’s Shebaa Farms area Monday afternoon, the Lebanese Army said in a statement Tuesday.
In contravention of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which put an end to the 2006 summer war with Israel, both vehicles crossed the line for six minutes as the Lebanese Army troops which were deployed in the area took the necessary field measures.
The army was following up on the issue in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force for Lebanon. Israel has repeatedly violated Resolution 1701 either by crossing the Blue Line or conducting circular maneuvers inside Lebanon’s airspace.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 15, 2011, on page 3.