Hezbollah took journalists on a grand tour around what it said was a facility Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alleged was an undercover missile depot, during his speech at the UN on Tuesday.
The press tour, dismissed by the IDF as a publicity stunt on behalf of the Iran-backed terrorist group, came hours after Netanyahu claimed Hezbollah was running a covert missile depot in a residential area in the Jnah neighborhood of Beirut during his video address to the United Nations General Assembly.
Journalists were shown around what the group said was a private metal-cutting factory, showing off the cutting equipment and gas canisters.
After Netanyahu's address, the IDF posted the coordinates of two additional alleged missile sites, which were ignored by Hezbollah as it showcased the alleged facility in Jnah.
"Rather than clearing out the hazardous materials, Nasrallah sticks to his lies and organized a charade 'media tour' to support his lies," IDF said.
Netanyahu warned that the facility could end up becoming the next site of tragedy for Beirut after. The deadly August blast, which saw a cargo of some 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate go off at the port of Beirut, which killed over 200 people, injured 6,500 and left some 300,000 homeless.
While Hezbollah denies it had anything to do with the blast, some of the earlier reports alleged it was using into the storage for its own military needs.
Later on, another blast rocked Lebanon on September 22 as a Hezbollah arms depot near the southern village of Ain Qana went up in flames due to what the group said was a "technical mistake."
Reprinted with permission from i24NEWS