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Lebanon files UN complaint over Israel’s targeting of journalists

Anadolu Agency MIDDLE EAST
Published November 14,2023
Flames erupt next to a press car following reported Israeli shelling in Lebanon's southern border village of Yaroun on November 13, 2023. (AFP Photo)

Lebanon said Tuesday it has filed a complaint with the UN Security Council against Israel's targeting of Lebanese journalists.

"We submitted a complaint to the UN Security Council in response to the targeting of Lebanese journalists yesterday in the town of Yaroun," Foreign Minister Abdullah Bou Habib said in a statement.

"Israel's deliberate and direct bombing of the journalists' convoy is a violation of international humanitarian law and a described war crime," he added.

A cameraman working for the Doha-based Al Jazeera television was injured on Monday when a group of journalists came under Israeli missile fire in Yaroun in southern Lebanon.

Tension has flared along the border between Israel and Lebanon amid intermittent exchange of fire between Israeli forces and Hezbollah.

The border tension comes as Israel widened its air and ground operations in the Gaza Strip following a cross-border attack by Hamas on Israeli border towns on Oct. 7.