Israeli Ambassador Details Hizbullah Arsenal to U.N. Security Council

YERUSHALAYIM -

At a U.N. Security Council meeting to mark the 10th anniversary of the Second Lebanon War, Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon said that Hizbullah now has an arsenal of some 120,000 missiles, in gross violation of a Council resolution requiring disarmament.

Danon presented evidence, including an aerial photograph provided by the IDF, which detailed the extent of the terrorist organization’s massive stockpile of weapons.

“When the war ended, this Council pledged that Hizbullah would no longer be allowed to threaten Israel and hold the people of Lebanon hostage.

“I have the unfortunate task of informing this Council that 10 years later, the situation has gone from bad to worse. The government of Lebanon never stopped Hizbullah and Hizbullah never stopped its military buildup,” Danon said, according to The Jerusalem Post. When Resolution 1701 was adopted, Hizbullah had 7,000 rockets, compared to an estimated 120,000 missiles today.

Security Council Resolution 1701, passed after the end of the Second Lebanon war in 2006, called for “the disarmament of all armed groups in Lebanon, so that there will be no weapons or authority in Lebanon other than that of the Lebanese State.”

Yet, Hizbullah now has “more missiles below ground in Lebanon than the European NATO allies have above ground,” Danon said.

The aerial photograph mentioned above, which was distributed to the council members, showed Hizbullah military installations amid homes, schools and a mosque in the village of Shaqra in southern Lebanon.