The Lebanese Army reported Monday that Israeli soldiers advanced into Lebanese territory for a distance of 200 meters and remained there for 30 minutes before heading back to the Israeli side of the border.The army issued a statement indicating that this invasion violates Security Council resolution 1701 issued in 2006 following the Israeli war on Lebanon. The army added that this is yet another violation targeting Lebanon’s sovereignty.

It said that approximately 12 Israeli soldiers crossed the border fence at 10:30 in the morning and advanced into Al Sammaqa area, close to Kafr Shouba in southern Lebanon.

The Lebanese Army was monitoring the invading soldiers but did not open fire at them.

Lebanon is currently following the issue with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).