Israel to UN: International Community Must Disarm Hizbullah

(Jerusalem Post) Danielle Ziri - Hizbullah's leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened on Monday that if a future war breaks out with Israel, his terrorist group will strike targets in the Jewish state "without any limits." In response, Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon sent a letter to the UN Security Council on Wednesday saying, "The time has come for the Security Council to respond firmly against Hizbullah's repeated threats against the citizens of Israel and its ongoing military buildup. The international community must act to disarm Hizbullah." The Israeli mission to the UN reported that Lebanon had violated UN Security Council Resolution 1701 some 2,374 times in 2015. The resolution was intended to resolve the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon and called for the disarmament of all armed groups in Lebanon, including Hizbullah. According to the report, 1,079 incidents in which armed individuals were seen freely roaming in south Lebanon were recorded. In addition there were 589 violations of the border between Israel and Lebanon, and 653 Hizbullah patrols along the border fence.

2016-03-24 00:00:00

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