An Israeli reconnaissance plane has violated Lebanon's airspace and flown over the country in flagrant violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, Press TV reports.
According to a statement issued by the Lebanese army on July 27, the Israeli aircraft entered Lebanese airspace above the southern town of al-Naqoura at 11:45 p.m. local time on Thursday, a Press TV correspondent in Beirut reported.
The statement said that the Israeli plane then flew over southern Lebanon and Beirut before leaving the country’s airspace above al-Naqoura at 7:10 a.m. local time on Friday.
Israel violates Lebanon's airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.
Lebanon's government, the Hezbollah resistance movement, and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, have repeatedly condemned the overflights, saying they are in clear violation of UN Resolution 1701 and the country's sovereignty.
UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brokered a ceasefire in the war of aggression Israel launched against Lebanon in 2006, calls on Israel to respect Lebanon's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
In 2009, Lebanon filed a complaint with the United Nations, presenting over 7,000 documents pertaining to Israeli violations of Lebanese territory.