The Lebanese government is responsible for any hostile activity that emanates from its territory. (Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman’s Bureau)
 
Political developments in Lebanon are being followed with great interest by Israel and by all of the states in the region and the international community as well. It is incumbent upon any government that is formed in Beirut to ensure that Lebanon will not be used as a base for violence against the State of Israel and against Israelis. The Government of Lebanon must act to strengthen the country’s stability and security, to stop arms smuggling into its territory, and to implement the relevant Security Council resolutions, first and foremost Resolutions 1559 and 1701. Israel considers the Lebanese government responsible for any military or otherwise hostile activity that emanates from its territory.