Daily Israel Report
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  7/27/2009, Av 6, 5769

Israel to Hizbullah: Our Restraint is Limited


Israel has delivered a sharp message to Hizbullah that it won't restrain itself for a long time in the wake of recent provocations on the Lebanese border, according to a report on Monday by nana/10. The message was delivered via United Nations officials who visited Israel in the last few days and met with the upper echelon of the diplomatic and security establishments. Israel told the officials, who are responsible for the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), that if the international force does not act in a serious way, Israel will not sit on its hands.

The Kuwaiti newspaper As-Siassa reported Monday morning that Israel informed the United States and several European countries participating in UNIFIL that Hizbullah was training Lebanese soldiers to assist the terrorist group in case of an Israeli attack. There are also reports of a secret working agreement between Hizbullah and the Lebanese army.

Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah threatened Israel a number of times in recent days with missile fire. Recently Lebanese civilians planted Hizbullah flags on empty Israeli positions near the border.

The United Nations Security Council held a session on Monday regarding the Middle East, During the meeting, Israeli ambassador Gabriella Shalev read a letter from residents of a southern Lebanese village, protesting the presence of the Hizbullah weapons depot which exploded last week in the middle of a civilian area, even though no casualties were suffered.