The UN Security Council has received a formal complaint from Lebanon, which accuses Israel of killing five other operatives and a senior Hamas leader in Beirut earlier this week. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
The attack, which allegedly featured six missiles fired by Israeli jets, was described by the Lebanese government as “the most dangerous phase” of Israel’s continued attacks on Lebanon and its sovereignty.
The complaint, which was obtained by NBC News, also criticized Israel for repeatedly using Lebanese airspace to launch raids on Iranian-backed militias and weaponry in Syria. Israel has defended its operations, claiming that they are required to stop Iran from gaining a military presence on its northern border.
The UN Security Council has not yet responded to Lebanon’s complaint, which is seen by many observers as a symbolic gesture that is unlikely to result in any concrete action against Israel.
The strike, which occurred on Monday, killed Saleh al-Arouri, the deputy chief of Hamas’ military wing, and five other members of the Palestinian Islamist group, according to Hamas sources. Israel has not confirmed or denied its involvement in the operation, but has accused al-Arouri of being behind several terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>