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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

UN envoy: Israel will act forcefully against those who attack it

Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, has filed an official complaint with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council after a bomb set by Hezbollah detonated near IDF forces along the Lebanese border. 

"This is a blatant violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1701," Danon charged, adding that "the UN must condemn the terror attacks against Israel and demand Lebanon stop all terrorist activity coming from its territory."

Danon stressed that Israel will not accept an attack on its sovereignty and will act on all fronts against those who us violence against it. 

While the UN peacekeeping force that monitors the area did urge an end to violence, it also singled out Israel for responding with artillery fire to Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon. 
UNIFIL mission head Major-General Luciano Portolano specifically called for "utmost restraint against any provocation."