Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How Israeli violation of Lebanon's airspace is reported: AP versus Lebanese media

Amir sent me this:
""The Associated Press: The Lebanese military said Wednesday that Israeli warplanes have sharply increased their activity over Lebanon in the past week, including at least 12 sorties in less than 24 hours in the country's south."

"The Lebanese National News Agency: Eight Israeli warplanes violated Tuesday- between 9.35 am and 13.10 pm- the Lebanese airspace and effectuated the usual circular maneuver off the various Lebanese regions, a communiqué by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said. The Israeli planes then left respectively towards the occupied Palestinian territories, communiqué concluded."

"Two Israeli reconnaissance warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace on Monday at 19;40 pm and executed circular maneuvers over different Lebanese regions, then left at 21;10 pm towards the occupied territories, according to the Army directorate."

"Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqué:" In violation to Lebanese sovereignty and 1701 resolution, eight Israeli war planes violated Lebanese air-space on Sunday 27/1/2013 between 12:20 a.m. and 11:10 p.m. and executed flight over different Lebanese regions. Also, on Sunday 27/1/2013 at 12:10 p.m., an Israeli reconnaissance drone violated Lebanese air-space from above Nakoura village, executed circular flight over Riyak and Baalbek regions; and then left at 5:00 p.m from above Alma Al-Shaab village." "
"In a clear violation of the Lebanese sovereignty and the UN Security Council Resolution 1701, the Zionist enemy established on Monday a new control point in the highlands overlooking the Wazzani Fortress resort in southern Lebanon, the Lebanese National News Agency reported. “The new control post is located on the border with occupied Palestine, in the area whose boundaries are not approved by Lebanon yet,” NNA added. The agency noted that the Zionist army has set up a tent in the point, and three Merkava tanks have been put inside deep holes which were dug about a month ago,” adding that unmanned Zionist drones have flown over Lebanon’s Wazzani area and the occupied Shebaa Farms on the same day."