Israeli Official: Hezbollah Terrorists on Lebanese Border

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An Israeli armored vehicle patrols the Lebanese-Israeli border next to the village of Maroun el-Rass, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Hezbollah terrorists are patrolling the Lebanon-Israel border wearing Lebanese Army uniforms, an Israeli source was quoted as telling the Ilaf news site in Saudi Arabia. “This is a violation of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hezbollah,” the Israeli source said. “The Hezbollah members are walking around with their faces covered, but we know exactly who they are – their names, what they look like, their addresses, where they work, and where their relatives live.”

The Israeli source said that the Hezbollah terrorists were gathering intelligence about the border area. “They use advanced equipment, including cameras, each worth more than $5,000,” the source said, adding that Israel has filed complaints with UNIFIL and other organizations. “They claim to be farmers or ordinary people,” the source added. “Would a farmer walk around in a Lebanese Army uniform? Why would a farmer cover his face?”

The reason for Hezbollah’s operating in this manner is to avoid a war with Israel. “Hezbollah was badly hurt during the Second Lebanon War, and even though it prepares for a new war, it does not want one to break out anytime soon,” the source said. “Thus it does not do anything that could cause war, but rather only approaches that line without crossing it. Israel knows what is going on in south Lebanon, and the activities on the border, including those of Hezbollah. The speeches of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah indicate the crises the organization has been undergoing.”