Lebanon to File U.N. Security Council Complaint Against Israel

Lebanon, U.N. Security Council, Complaint, Israel
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, center, arrives for a mass funeral of ten Lebanese soldiers who were abducted in 2014 and later killed by Islamic State militants at the Lebanese Defense Ministry, in Yarzeh near Beirut, Lebanon, Friday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry says it will file an “urgent complaint” against Israel with the United Nations Security Council.

Lebanon said in a statement Saturday that Israel violated its air space when it conducted an airstrike against a Syrian government installation on Thursday.

Israeli jets struck an installation that former Israeli military and intelligence officials said was producing weapons possibly bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Israel’s chief rival in the region. The Syrian army said at the time that two soldiers were killed.

Hezbollah is part of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s government, though Lebanon officially remains neutral over the neighboring Syrian civil war.