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“violations of Lebanese sovereignty committed by Israel”


According to regular, monthly reports filed with the Secretary-General and the General Assembly dating back further than I’ve checked, the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations had reported a total of 529 “violations of Lebanese sovereignty committed by Israel” for the six-month period December 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006.  (Unfortunately, it appears to me that Lebanon failed to file a comparable report for the month of June, 2006.—Though it’s always possible that I missed it.)
 

Taking these estimates on a month-by-month basis, here are the Lebanese Government’s reported totals for “violations of Lebanese sovereignty committed by Israel” for the six-month period:

December, 2005:   96
January, 2006:       61
February, 2006:     72
March, 2006:       110
April, 2006:           51
May, 2006:          139                         
Total:                 
529

See below, where I’ll reproduce the hyperlinks to the relevant documents.  Remember that the United Nations Bibliographic Information System imposes certain constraints, and that I can only direct you to the UNBISNET’s entry for each of these documents.  Once you arrive there, simply click-on the language in which you want to read the document (e.g., “English”).

 

Be sure to let me know, in case you find any errors in what I’ve assembled.

 

 

Besides, I'm going to keep looking.

 

- Identical letters dated 4 January 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council (A/60/644–S/2006/5), January 4, 2006 
- Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (S/2006/26), January 18, 2006
- Identical letters dated 3 February 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council (A/60/666–S/2006/74), February 3, 2006
- Identical letters dated 6 February 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council (A/60/670–S/2006/81), February 6, 2006
- Identical letters dated 3 March 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council (A/60/708–S/2006/138), March 3, 2006
- Identical letters dated 4 April 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council (A/60/745–S/2006/214), April 4, 2006
- Letter dated 4 May 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/60/837–S/2006/277*), May 4, 2006
- Identical letters dated 30 May 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council (A/60/866–S/2006/346*), May 30, 2006
- Letter dated 5 June 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (A/60/873–S/2006/363), June 5, 2006
- Letter dated 7 July 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/2006/496), July 7, 2006
- Identical letters dated 13 July 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council (A/60/938–S/2006/518), July 13, 2006

UN Documentation Center (Homepage)
UNBISNET (UN Bibliographic Information System)

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

Maps on the Israeli Assaut on Lebanon ("developed by a group of activists to demonstrate the reality of the Israeli assault on Lebanon.")
Updates on the Aggression against Lebanon (Homepage) 

"Israel set war plan more than a year ago," Matthew Kalman, San Francisco Chronicle, July 21, 2006
"Hizbullah's attacks stem from Israeli incursions into Lebanon," Anders Strindberg, Christian Science Monitor, August 1, 2006 
"The assault on Lebanon was premeditated," George Monbiot, The Guardian, August 8, 2006 
"A 'Pretext' War in Lebanon," Robert Parry, ConsortiumNews.com, August 9, 2006
 "Apocalypse Near," Interview with Noam Chomsky, CounterPunch, August 16, 2006
"The Nasrallah Interview," CounterPunch, August 17, 2006

"Learning from Its Mistakes," Charles Glass, London Review of Books, August 17, 2006
"You are terrorists, we are virtuous," Yitzhak Labor, London Review of Books, August 17, 2006
"Watching Lebanon," Seymour M. Hersh, New Yorker, August 21, 2006

Fatal Strikes: Israel's Indiscriminate Attacks against Civilians in Lebanon, Peter Bouckaert and Nadim Houry, Human Rights Watch, August 3, 2006.  (For the PDF version of the complete report.  And for the accompanying media release.)
 Deliberate destruction or "collateral damage"? Israeli attacks on civilian infrastructure, Amnesty International, August 23, 2006  (And the accompanying press release.)

"Lebanon War: Question and Answer," Stephen R. Shalom, ZNet, August 7, 2006
"Ethnic Cleansing: Constructive, Benign, and Nefarious," Edward S. Herman, ZNet, August 9, 2006

"violations of Lebanese sovereignty committed by Israel," ZNet Blogs, August 7, 2006

 

Update (August 11, 2006): 

UN Security Council Resolution 1701 (S/RES/1701), August 11, 2006
"The situation in the Middle East" (S/PV.5511), Meeting Record, UN Security Council, August 11, 2006.  (Also see the brief Corrigendum to this meeting record: S/PV.5511/Corr.1.)
"Security Council Calls for End to Hostilities between Hizbollah, Israel, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 1701" (SC 8808), Press Release, UN Department of Public Information, August 11, 2006 

An important compilation of documents would assemble in one place hyperlinks to copies of every single one of these “meeting records” on the “situation in the Middle East” (i.e., it is standard usage at the UN to use this phrase to refer to all aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict) extending back through June (let us say—or however far back would be relevant to the current issues).  I believe that since June 1, there have been no fewer than 18 different Security Council sessions devoted to the subject.

 

 

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