Hezbollah operating on Lebanon border as fake environmental group, Israel says


(JNS.org) The IDF has accused the Hezbollah terror group of operating several outposts along the Israel-Lebanon border to spy on the Jewish state under the guise of a fake environmental organization known as “Green Without Borders.” 

One of the alleged Hezbollah outposts operating along the Israel-Lebanon border under the guise of a fake environmental organization. Credit: YouTube.

A video released by the IDF shows the outposts allegedly erected by the fake environmental group. IDF intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Hertzl Halevi, speaking at the Herzliya Conference, said Hezbollah “is using an environmental organization as a cover for activities along the border with Israel.”

Halevi added that Hezbollah “blatantly violates U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701. We call on UNIFIL to undertake its responsibilities—not only in keeping the peace, but in removing the possibility of war.” Resolution 1701 calls for “the disarmament of all armed groups in Lebanon, so that…there will be no weapons or authority in Lebanon other than that of the Lebanese state.”

Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon wrote a letter to the president of the U.N. Security Council stating that Hezbollah’s actions violate Security Council Resolutions 1701 and 1559. 

“Over the past few months, Hezbollah established observation posts near the Blue Line,” Danon said, referring to the Israeli-Lebanese border line demarcated by the U.N. in 2000. Danon noted how the observation posts were disguised as belonging to the fake environmental group. He called on the Security Council to “demand that the government of Lebanon dismantle these observation posts immediately, and prevent any future activity of Hezbollah and its affiliates in southern Lebanon, particularly near the Blue Line.”

Posted on June 22, 2017 .