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Israel’s UN envoy: Hezbollah has ‘terror stronghold’ in south Lebanon

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, tells the UN Security Council that the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah has transformed a village in southern Lebanon into a stronghold with rockets and weapons hidden among the civilian population there.

“The village of Shaqra has been turned into a Hezbollah stronghold with one out of three buildings used for terror activities, including rocket launchers and arms depots,” Ambassador Danon tells the Security Council at a session on the 10th anniversary of the Second Lebanon War, according to a statement from his office.

“Hezbollah has placed these positions next to schools and other public institutions putting innocent civilians in great danger,” he says. “We demand the removal of Hezbollah terrorists from southern Lebanon.”

Danon also tells the Council that when UN Resolution 1701 was adopted and the war ended, Hezbollah had 7,000 rockets, whereas today it has more than 120,000 missiles aimed at Israeli population centers.

Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon shows the Security Council a map of Hezbollah positions in Lebanon, at a July 12, 2016 meeting on the 10th anniversary of the Second Lebanon War (Photo: Courtesy)
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon shows the Security Council a map of Hezbollah positions in Lebanon, at a July 12, 2016 meeting on the 10th anniversary of the Second Lebanon War (Photo: Courtesy)
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