Israel UN Ambassador Danny Danon: UNIFIL Turning Blind Eye to Hezbollah


The Times of Israel reports: Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Saturday slammed the international body’s force patrolling the border with Lebanon, saying it was ignoring obvious Hezbollah operations in the area.

“It is unfortunate that UNIFIL has chosen to look the other way as Hezbollah continues to operate in the region,” Danny Danon said amid an ongoing argument between Israel and the UN over activities involving a purported environmental group at the border. Israel alleges that they are a front for Hezbollah setting up observation posts along the frontier, but on Friday UNIFIL said the group Green Without Borders were just planting trees.

“This NGO is not protecting the environment, but is conducting reconnaissance activity along our border,” Danon said.”It is time for UNIFIL to fulfill its mandate and ensure that UN Security Council resolutions are implemented.”

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