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Conflict Incident Report

Gunboat breaches territorial waters off Ras Naqoura

Date of incident: 
February 19, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

NNA - An Israeli gunboat violated at 4:20 p.m. the Lebanese territorial waters, off Ras al-Naqoura, to a distance of approximately 205 meters for a period of three minutes, an Army communiqué indicated. 

Primary category: 
Sea-Border Crossing/Violation
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Israeli border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts instigated by Israeli intrusions on Lebanese national territories, airspace, and territorial waters. While there currently is no Israeli military occupation on Lebanese soil, these events are classified as violations of Lebanese sovereignty and are indicative of the continuous tensions between Lebanon and Israel.