| 18 April 2024, Thursday |

Lebanon accuses Israeli gunboats of violating its territorial waters

The Lebanese army said on Sunday that Israeli gunboats violated Lebanese territorial waters several times on Saturday in an area opposite Ras Naqoura near the border between the two countries, an accusation Israel denied.


The statement said there were four violations where gunboats entered several hundred meters inside Lebanese waters and that authorities were discussing the violations with a United Nations Interim Force.


An Israeli military statement said there “was no crossing of Lebanese maritime border” by its forces.


Lebanon and Israel last week signaled their approval of a deal brokered by Washington laying out their respective maritime rights.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat