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Lebanon to bring Israeli border wall dispute to UN Security Council

 A view of cars driving on the Israeli side (R) and Palestinians side (L) of the road that separates between Israelis and Palestinians near the Issawiya neighborhood and Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, Jan. 10, 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/ABIR SULTAN

A view of cars driving on the Israeli side (R) and Palestinians side (L) of the road that separates between Israelis and Palestinians near the Issawiya neighborhood and Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, Jan. 10, 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/ABIR SULTAN

Beirut, Jan 11 (efe-epa).- Lebanon said on Friday it was set to file a complaint to the United Nation's Security Council over Israel's apparent plan to build a border wall in areas of disputed sovereignty along the shared frontier, according to the Lebanese ministry of foreign affairs.

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Basil ordered Lebanon's representative to the UN, Amal Mudallali, to submit a complaint against Israel over its apparent efforts to erect wall in a buffer-zone area forming part of the UN-drawn Blue Line, a demilitarized border zone between the neighboring countries.

"After the meeting of the Supreme Council of Defense, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil gave instructions to the representative of Lebanon to the Security Council to file a complaint before the Security Council against Israel's land violations," the Lebanese foreign ministry said in a statement to news agency NNA.

The statement said the moves were in violation of the UNSC's Resolution 1701, which brought the deadly 2006 conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, a powerful Shia militia, to an end.

The foreign ministry urged the UN to treat the complaint with the same urgency as it had shown with a recent protest lodged by Israel after it found cross-border tunnels in the region allegedly dug by Hezbollah near the Miskav Aam kibbutz (communal farm).

Israel on Thursday placed cement blocks along the border in a move seemingly indicating that the Israelis are ready to resume work begun a few years ago on a border wall between the two Middle Eastern countries.

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