Lebanon alleges Israeli hostility

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Lebanese ambassador to the United Nations said Israel is taking hostile action against his country.

According to the Lebanese newspaper Al-Hayyat, Ambasador Noaf Salaam has sent letters to the U.N. secretary-general and Security Council saying Israel’s recent artillery fire on the village of Houla — where a Katyusha rocket was fired at Israel last week — was a violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty and the U.N. resolution governing the truce between Israel and Lebanon after their 2006 war.

Salaam also claimed in the letter that Israel had made threats against the Lebanese government and citizens, which he called a signal of an Israeli plan to attack, according to Ha’aretz.

He said Israel’s bombing of Lebanon after Katyusha attacks prevented his country from investigating. The Lebanese army dismantled four launch-ready rockets near the border the day after the Katyusha attack on Oct. 28.

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