Israel: Hizbullah Violated Ceasefire 2,300 Times, U.N. Did Nothing

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Israeli soldiers are silhouetted as they search for remains of rockets fired from Lebanon on Sunday, near the northern city of Nahariya December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Israeli soldiers are silhouetted as they search for remains of rockets fired from Lebanon on Sunday, near the northern city of Nahariyah, Dec. 21, 2015. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

A new report by the Israeli delegation to the United Nations says that Hizbullah and other Lebanese terror groups violated the U.N. Security Council resolution declaring a cease-fire between Israel and Lebanese terror groups over 2,300 times in 2015 alone. “Israel will continue to follow a policy of zero tolerance of all instances of violence and terror perpetrated against it,” said Israel Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon. “Hizbullah continues to operate freely in Lebanon, and instead of acting against it, the UN continues to hide its head in the sand.”

There were a total of 2,374 violations, in which Hizbullah or other terrorists crossed the international “blue line” boundary between Israel and Lebanon, or sent armed patrols along the border, in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which was instituted after the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

Of those incidents, 653 involved Hizbullah patrols along the border, as well as 589 times in which Hizbullah terrorists crossed the border. There were also two missile attacks, including one on Nahariyah, and 51 instances of shooting and firebomb attacks against IDF soldiers from across the border. All these are violations of the resolution, Israel said.

“The Lebanese government does nothing to stop Hizbullah’s activities in south Lebanon, in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions,” said Danon. “The Lebanese government must impose its sovereignty on all parts of the country,” he added.

Several weeks ago, Hizbullah chief terrorist Hassan Nasrallah said that the terror group had the capability to fire missiles at Israel that would directly target the ammonia storage site in Haifa Bay. “It would have the same effect as an atomic bomb, according to the Israelis themselves. They have 15,000 tons of ammonia there, if one of our missiles would hit that site it would mean the deaths of tens of thousands – just like with a nuclear weapon,” he said.