Explosion proves blatant Hizbullah rearmament and accumulation of weapons and ordnance, in flagrant violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701.

 Explosion of a Hizbullah weapons depot in South Lebanon


Aerial photo of arms cache explosion (note holes in roof from explosion)  (Photo: IDF)

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

Upon instructions from Jerusalem, the Israeli mission to the United Nations in New York has requested that the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council (the Ambassador of Uganda), share with Israel the findings of the investigation conducted by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) into the explosion two days ago (Tuesday, July 14 2009) of a Hizbullah weapons depot in south Lebanon, in close proximity to the Israeli border.

The Foreign Ministry has instructed Israel’s representative to the UN, as well as its Ambassadors to the three states which provide the bulk of UNIFIL forces (France, Italy, Spain), to stress the gravity with which Israel views Hizbullah’s blatant rearmament.

The Foreign Ministry has dispatched a letter calling for UNIFIL to act with greater determination in light of the evidence of Hizbullah’s brazen accumulation of weapons and stockpiling of ordnance, as well as the organizations growing strength.

 Israel calls on UNIFIL to act effectively, with determination and resolve against Hizbullah’s efforts to rearm, in flagrant violation of Resolutions of the UN and its Security Council.