WATCH IDF Video expose an ostensible ‘environmental group’ as civilian facade for Hezbollah intelligence-gathering activities against Israel in Southern Lebanon.
• IDF General: Lebanon turns blind eye, allows Hezbollah use its Lebanese Army infrastructure against Israel.
By Lilach Shoval
The IDF on Tuesday released two videos documenting Hezbollah operatives violating a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at preventing the Shiite terrorist organization from maintaining a presence on the Lebanon-Israel border.
Security Council Resolution 1701, drawn up to resolve the 2006 Second Lebanon War, stipulated that only armed U.N. peacekeepers and the Lebanese army would be deployed in southern Lebanon.
In the first video, Hezbollah operatives can be seen gathering intelligence along the Lebanon-Israel border after evading UNIFIL inspectors with the help of warnings from the Lebanese army.
The video shows the overt and covert nature of the so-called environmental organization “Green Without Borders.” It first shows activities aimed at making Green Without Borders appear to be an innocuous environmental protection group, and then exposes the group as a civilian facade for Hezbollah intelligence-gathering activities against Israel.
The second video documents Hezbollah’s efforts to solidify its foothold in southern Lebanon, including establishing an infrastructure of missiles and rocket launchers aimed at northern Israel, despite knowing that such activities put the civilian population there at risk. The video shows two Hezbollah operatives trying to gather intelligence against Israel, and presents maps and photographs showing the scope of Hezbollah’s activities along the border.
The U.N. Security Council will convene Thursday to discuss the violations of Resolution 1701.
Meanwhile, Brig. Gen. Rafi Milo on Tuesday replaced Brig. Gen. Amir Baram as commander of the Galilee Division, which operates along the Lebanese border.
GOC Northern Command Maj. Gen. Yoel Strick said during the swearing-in ceremony that “the fact that Iran is trying to establish broad terrorist infrastructures in Lebanon and Syria is visible to us, along with the fact that Hezbollah is systematically violating U.N. Resolution 1701 while maintaining a military presence [in southern Lebanon], even if it is hidden, in dozens of Shiite villages south of the Litani River. The Lebanese army is turning a blind eye and allowing Hezbollah to use its infrastructure against Israel.”
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