JERUSALEM, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz announced Saturday that Israel will file a complaint to the United Nations Security Council following an incident on its border with Lebanon the day before.
"Israel thoroughly condemns these attempts to breach the border fence, and expects the Lebanese government to fulfil its responsibility to prevent these kinds of threats against the security of Israel, and of the region as a whole." Katz said in a statement.
According to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), three different locations on the security fence that runs along Israel's border with Lebanon were damaged. The military said no one crossed into the country.
"The IDF holds the Lebanese government responsible," read a press release issued on late Friday.
"Damaging the fence is a severe event," it said, adding that Israeli defense officials believe that the militant Hezbollah organization is behind the attempt.
In 2006, Israel and Hezbollah fought a month-long war in which both sides paid a heavy price. There have been several border incidents throughout this period. The cease-fire between the two sides is maintained through the assistance of an UN peace-keeping force on the ground.
In recent years, Israel has undertaken a semi-covert military campaign, mainly in Syria and Lebanon, against the increasing armament of the militant organization. Israel has conducted hundreds of airstrikes as part of this effort.
The latest border incident comes days after Israel reportedly struck a car of a senior Hezbollah member earlier in the week. Arab media reported that there were no casualties in the strike while Israel did not make an official comment on the incident.