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Report: Hizbullah Warehouse Explosion Fabricated

Last week's explosion at a Hizbullah warehouse in Lebanon may have never actually happened, according to Israel's Channel 10.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 11/29/2011, 8:17 AM

Hassan Nasrallah
Hassan Nasrallah
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Last week’s reports of an explosion at a secret Hizbullah terrorist warehouse may have been fabricated, according to a report on Monday by Israel’s Channel 10 News.

The reports last week said that the explosion occurred near the coastal city of Tyre, located in southern Lebanon not far from Israel’s northern border, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Beirut.

The blast occurred in an area under the control of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Hizbullah forces prevented security personnel from reaching the site, making it impossible to obtain any information about what actually happened.

However, if the report by Channel 10’s veteran military correspondent Alon Ben David is correct, the explosion never even happened.

Ben David said the IDF sent a drone in recent days over the area where the explosion supposedly occurred, but to the military’s surprise it found no smoke and no damage that may suggest an explosion had taken place.