By Jackson Richman, JNS—
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday about the threat Hezbollah poses to the Jewish state, calling the terrorist group a “lifeblood” from Iran.
“Hezbollah has built a terror base inside a civilian population, with its end on the Israeli side of the border, all financed by Iran,” he said in a special session of the U.N. Security Council. “This not only a clear violation of Resolution 1701, but Hezbollah also uses Lebanese civilians as human shields. If Hezbollah dares to attack Israel, it will bring ruin to Lebanon.”
The special session of the Security Council was held on Wednesday following the revelation earlier this month of several tunnels dug by Hezbollah that extend into Israeli territory. Earlier this week, the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) that said the Hezbollah had violated Security Council resolution 1701.
“After further technical investigations conducted independently in accordance with its mandate, UNIFIL at this stage can confirm that two of the tunnels cross the Blue Line. These constitute violations of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701,” the peacekeeping force said in a statement.
During his remarks, Danon further revealed more evidence of Hezbollah’s violations to the Security Council, including an aerial photograph of a “private compound” in the southern part of Kfar Kila, about 80 meters from an underground terror tunnel from the Lebanese border into Israel, nearing a UNIFIL observation post. Continue Reading….