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Monday, May 1, 2017

'Evidence of Hezbollah's violations is mounting each day'

On Tuesday, Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon sent a letter to UN Security Council President Nikki Haley regarding Hezbollah's continued violations of UNSC resolutions.
In his letter, Danon wrote,

"Hezbollah...unabatedly continues to build up its military infrastructure in the towns and villages of southern Lebanon, in clear violation of Security Council Resolutions 1701 and 1559."
"The evidence of Hezbollah’s continuous violations is mounting each day and is overwhelmingly apparent. In fact, it was reported that on April 20, Hezbollah conducted a tour for dozens of journalists alongside the Lebanese side of the demarcation line between Lebanon and Israel. The journalists witnessed and took pictures of Hezbollah fighters in full military regalia stationed along the route, holding guns and RPG launchers.

"Following the incident, a statement to the media was made by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), saying that: 'Shortly before the media delegation reached the area yesterday morning, the Lebanese army notified the UNIFIL of a media tour along the Blue Line, without mentioning any other detail.'

"This announcement clearly indicates that the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) was aware of Hezbollah’s intention to conduct this tour in advance and serves as alarming proof of the growing cooperation between Hezbollah and the LAF.

"It is extremely disturbing that armed Hezbollah militants feel free to move openly in UNIFIL’s area of operation, without being challenged by UNIFIL or LAF personnel. READ MORE