Lebanon will lodge a complaint against Israel at the UN Security Council, accusing it of disrupting navigation systems and civil aviation around Beirut airport, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

Since the Gaza war erupted on October 7, the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, a Hamas ally, has been exchanging near-daily cross-border fire with the Israeli Army.

Lebanon will “submit an urgent complaint to the UN Security Council about Israel… disrupting navigation systems and civil aviation safety” in the skies around Beirut airport since the start of the Gaza war, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

The ministry statement condemned “Israel’s deliberate policy of jamming air and ground navigation systems, and deliberately disrupting devices receiving and transmitting signals.”

It did not provide further details of the alleged disruption.

On January 7, the departures and arrivals screens at Beirut airport came under cyberattack, with media airing footage showing anti-Hezbollah messages displayed instead and baggage conveyor belts that had ground to a halt.

Those behind the airport hack have yet to be unmasked, with Public Works and Transportation Minister Ali Hamieh admitting Lebanon lacks cybersecurity expertise.

With AFP