Why Did Israel Go to the UN over the Hizbullah Tunnels?

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Israel knows it will not get the UN Security Council to condemn Hizbullah's aggression for its cross-border attack tunnels. So why go through the motions? Because Israel is using the Security Council as a forum to explain to the world why it might need to take strong action inside Lebanon in the near future. The presence of U.S. troops in eastern Syria kept Iran from being able to convey state-of-the art weapons overland to Hizbullah in Lebanon. If, as a result of the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Syria, Iran is able to transfer precision-guided missiles more easily to Hizbullah, then the likelihood of an Israeli action inside Lebanon becomes less remote.

2018-12-20 00:00:00

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