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Israel tells UN: Hezbollah set up observation posts under guise of green organization
In letter to Security Council, Ambassador Danon says the Hezbollah-funded organization Green Without Borders denied UNIFIL access to an observation post; Danon argues the posts violate UNSC resolutions and calls on international community to demand Lebanon dismantles posts.
Hezbollah has set up a network of observation posts along the Israel-Lebanon border under the guise of a civilian organization called Green Without Borders, according to intelligence Israel has passed on to the UN Security Council.

 

  

The Hezbollah-funded organization's declared goal is to expand the green areas of Lebanon and raise awareness to environmental protection. It also promotes agriculture and collects ecological data.

 

One of the observation posts
One of the observation posts

 

In a letter to members of the UN Security Council, Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon described an incident that occurred in April, when a group of civilians denied the United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) access to an observation post belonging to Green Without Borders.

 

The letter included photos of the observation posts and maps detailing their exact locations.

 

Map detailing the observation posts along the border.
Map detailing the observation posts along the border.

 

"This evidence proves Hezbollah is working along the Blue Line under the guise of civilian activity, while violating UN Security Council resolutions 1701 and 1559," Danon wrote.

 

"Hezbollah continues to grow its strength in southern Lebanon and is threatening the stability of the entire region. The international community must not turn a blind eye to these dangerous threats," Danon continued.

 

Green Without Borders logo
Green Without Borders logo

 

He called on the Security Council to demand the Lebanese government to dismantle the observation posts immediately.

 

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