Israel lodges protest with UN against Hezbollah border breach

Israel’s UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan files a formal complaint with the United Nations Security Council over what Israel says was a failed attack by the Hezbollah terror group on Israeli troops along the Lebanese border.

In his complaint, Erdan says the Hezbollah cell was armed with a .50-caliber sniper rifle, which was recovered at the scene, along with military fatigues.

According to the IDF, on July 27, a cell of three Hezbollah operatives entered the area of Mount Dov, also known as Shebaa Farms, a contested area along the border under Israeli control. The Israel Defense Forces monitored the cell as it crossed the border into Israeli territory, at which point troops on the ground, as well as aircraft, opened fire at the suspected operatives, driving them back into Lebanese territory, apparently unharmed.

Erdan includes a map that he says shows the route of the cell, up a rocky, tree-covered hill, eventually reaching a few dozen meters inside Israeli territory, roughly 300 meters from the IDF’s Gladiola outpost.

A photo provided by Israel’s mission to the United Nations lays out the route of Hezbollah fighters during a late July border breach into Israel (Courtesy)

Judah Ari Gross

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