Lebanon has been preparing its case against Israel, whose jet fighters forced down an Arab airliner while it was flying over Lebanese air space.
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"By moving from the stage of secret to open piracy, and launching acts of aggression against civilians and populated areas, Israel has furnished the most convincing evidence of its disregard for the international community, international law and the United Nations Charter. The act of air piracy committed by Israel when its air force planes violated Lebanese skies and kidnapped a civilian airliner, was not Israel's first action of this kind."
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Background: Lebanon has been preparing its case against Israel, whose jet fighters forced down an Arab airliner while it was flying over Lebanese air space. With a United Nations Security Council debate in the offing, Lebanese Information Minister Fahmi Shahin called a news conference yesterday (Saturday, August 12) and demanded international sanctions against Israel.
He accused Israel of following the logic of gangsters, not of statehood, and declared that its acts of "air piracy" violated the United Nations charter: