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Conflict Incident Report

Two gunboats with divers breach territorial waters, off Ras alNaqoura

Date of incident: 
March 5, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

NNA - Two Israeli gunboats violated the Lebanese territorial waters, off Ras al-Naqoura, twice in a row between the hours of 12:25 and 13:19, the first to a distance of 100 meters and the second to a distance of 370 meters, coupling with allowing divers into said waters.

Both breaches are under follow-up by the Lebanese Army, in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. 

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.