IDF accuses Hezbollah of gathering intelligence under guise of environmental group

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

The Israeli military accuses the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist group of conducting clandestine activities along the border with Israel under the guise of an environmental group known as “Green Without Borders.”

The Israel Defense Forces made similar claims in recent years, identifying several observation posts owned by the non-governmental organization which the army says are actually being used to carry out intelligence and reconnaissance work for the Iran-backed terror group.

“Unveiled: A new frontier reconnaissance site for Hezbollah terrorists to collect intelligence on the Lebanese border under the guise of the Green Without Borders association,” Avichay Adraee, the IDF’s Arabic-language spokesman says on Twitter.

Adraee attaches several photos of the alleged Hezbollah members taking pictures and observing the Israeli border from a small structure on the border.

Yesterday, the head of the IDF’s Northern Command said Hezbollah recently stepped up construction on military infrastructure near the border.

“We can see the operatives approaching the border area. We know them: their names, where they come from and where they are working. When the time comes, they will pay the price,” Amir Baram said.

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