IDF uncovers Hezbollah observation post under the guise of ‘Green Without Borders’
Israel has recently uncovered another observation post that Hezbollah established near its border with Lebanon to disguise their terror activity along the Israel-Lebanon border, in violation of a UN Security Council resolution.
This position, the sixth that Israel identified along the border, was erected under the guise of a fictitious civilian organization called Green Without Borders, a Hezbollah-funded organization’s that supposedly promotes agriculture and environmental protection. In addition, the organization is establishing its military capabilities in Shiite villages located in southern Lebanon.
In July Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, presented photos of five other such position. Israel has yet to act to remove those positions.
An officer in the Israel Defense Forces’ Northern Command told reporters on Monday that the new position is located near the Lebanese village of Al-Adisa, about one kilometer from the Israeli border, opposite to Kibbutz Misgav Am. The observation post, he said, was established as to look like it belongs to the NGO “Green Without Borders,” but in fact was a Hezbollah observation post that monitors IDF operations on the Israeli side of the border.
“There are no birds or forests there,” the official said. “Hezbollah is building military infrastructure along the border with its men moving there armed when they are watching the Israeli border. This is military infrastructure in civilian guise.”
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that the Green Without Borders was a “fictitious NGO.”
UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War between Israel and Hezbollah, barred military Hezbollah terror group presence south of the Litani River in Lebanon. The Lebanese terror group violates this resolution regularly, and the UNIFIL, the peacekeeping force stationed there, fails to confront it.
Every time UNIFIL asks to inspect suspicious sites in southern Lebanon villages, the local residents respond that these are private homes and courtyards and that the UN force cannot enter without receiving their permission. Therefore, Hezbollah can operate freely in south Lebanon.