After the Israeli airstrikes on Thursday night on South Lebanon, Beirut intends to file a complaint with the UN Security Council, according to a brief statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The complaint is to be presented by the Permanent Representation of Lebanon to the UN, at the request of caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdallah Bou Habib in consultation with caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati.
"The Israeli strikes and aggression today at dawn are a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of Lebanon and an outrageous breach of Security Council Resolution 1701," adopted to end the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, the text reads.
These strikes "threaten the stability that prevailed in southern Lebanon," the text adds.
The Israeli army said it struck overnight three "infrastructure" targets belonging to Hamas in the area of Rashidiyeh, where there is a Palestinian refugee camp, near Sour. This is the first time Israel has confirmed that it has attacked Lebanese territory since April 2022.
The Israeli strikes followed rocket fire launched from southern Lebanon on Thursday afternoon.