Violations of UN resolution 1701

The UN secretary-general is due to issue one of his periodic reports on the implementation (or not) of Security Councilresolution 1701 which brought a ceasefire in the 2006 conflict with Israel.

Hizbullah is clearly not in full compliance (it was supposed to be disarmed) but neither is Israel.

In a letter to Ban Ki-moon, the Lebanese government says Israel has committed a total of 6,945 violations since the resolution was adopted. It adds that since the secretary-general's last report, Israel has violated Lebanese airspace 347 times, along with 33 incursions by sea and 75 by land.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 1 July 2010.