UN rejects Israeli claims of Hezbollah posing as NGO

UN disputes Israeli proof that Hezbollah terrorists operate along the border under the cover of an environmental NGO.

Arutz Sheva North America Staff,

Israel-Lebanon border
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The United Nations on Friday rejected Israel’s claims that Hezbollah terrorists were establishing observation posts along the border under the cover of an environmental NGO, reported AFP.

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, on Thursday presented new information to the Security Council revealing that the Lebanese terrorist organization has established a series of outposts along the border with Israel under the guise of agricultural NGO “Green Without Borders”.

Danon explained how in April 2017 a United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol was denied access by a group of locals to an observation post flying the “Green Without Borders” flag. He also presented photographs of the outposts and their locations.

But UNIFIL rejected that proof on Friday, saying that “Green Without Borders” members have planted trees in the area, but it "has not observed any unauthorized armed persons at the locations or found any basis to report a violation of resolution 1701," according to UN spokeswoman Eri Kaneko.

Danon had sent a letter of protest to the Security Council over Hezbollah’s actions, saying the activities were a "dangerous provocation" and that Hezbollah was carrying out reconnaissance activities near the Blue Line border demarcation while posing as a civilian organization.

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