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Hezbollah Leader Threatens Israel with Shi’ite Militias

UN Flatly Rejects Israeli Evidence of Hezbollah Violations

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26 Jun 2017
Hezbollah Leader Threatens Israel with Shi’ite Militias
Sheik Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese Shi’ite terror militia Hezbollah, issued a fiery speech on Friday, via video link from an undisclosed location, that Israel was placing itself in grave danger by striking the Assad regime in Syria as thousands of devoted Shi’ite warriors from around the world were prepared to strike the Jewish State. Analysts speculated that Nasrallah was referring to the large numbers of Shi’ite militias Iran has scraped together for the battles in Syria and Iraq, often giving them obsolete weapons and training and using them as cannon fodder in battles against more heavily armed Sunni terror militias. They added, however, that the warning is also part of a game of deterrence that Nasrallah has been playing with Israel for years, with much of what he says being bluff and exaggeration, but mixed in with legitimate warnings about real capabilities Hezbollah has which can severely damage Israel.

Israel Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel addressed the threat from Hezbollah on Wednesday at the  Herzliya Conference at the Interdisciplinary Center, saying that Israel’s ability to strike back at the Lebanese terror militia had grown exponentially since the last large-scale conflict in 2006, but conceding that Israel’s vulnerability to attack was not inconsiderable and steps would continue to need to be taken to address the issue.

In related news, the United Nations issued a statement over the weekend flatly denying an Israeli report that Hezbollah is using the cover of a phony environmental NGO  called “Green Without Borders” to carry out reconnaissance of Israeli military positions near the border. Despite extensive evidence provided by Israel, a spokeswoman for Secretary- General Antonio Guterres answered a question about the issue from a reporter on Friday by saying “Our UNIFIL colleagues say that this nongovernmental organization has been active in the area for the last two years, and UNIFIL, in cooperation with the Lebanese Armed Forces, closely monitors all activities close to the Blue Line. UNIFIL constantly urges the parties to exercise caution in undertaking any activity in the vicinity, and UNIFIL remains in regular contact with the Lebanese Armed Forces command in relation to this and other activities close to the Blue Line to ensure that there are no violations of Resolution 1701 and to avoid any misunderstandings or tensions that could endanger the cessation of hostilities.”

Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said it is “regrettable that UNIFIL has chosen again to turn the other way as Hezbollah continues to operate in the region. This is not an organization that engages environmental protection, but a group that gathers information to assist in terrorist activities. It is time for UNIFIL to fulfill its mandate and ensure that UN Security Council resolutions are implemented.”

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