A video broadcast on Wednesday shows what appear to be Hezbollah members physically attacking members of the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, UNIFIL.
In the video aired by Fox News, shot last year, two UNIFIL patrol vehicles are seen outside the force’s headquarters. They are quickly surrounded by over a dozen men who smash the windows and set one vehicle on fire. UNIFIL members were reportedly beaten and threatened with weapons as well.
The Fox report stated that intelligence community sources blamed the violence on Hezbollah.
Hezbollah is the Iranian controlled terrorist organisation which now effectively runs the Lebanese government after being elected into power. This attack took place last year is very telling of the intentions of Iran, who often attack to test reactions. If the reaction is appeasement, this empowers Iran to act as it pleases. As you will see from the video, the peacekeepers were outside their own base. They were armed, yet the terrorists disarmed them, threatened them with their own weapons and humiliated them. The UN forces showed weakness, thus empowering Iran to act how it pleases in Lebanon and threaten Israel’s borders.
Since this time we have seen repeated actions from Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon.
A recent incident was just a few weeks ago when Hezbollah terrorists started forest fires on Israel’s border. These fires burned into Israeli territory and started to spread to an Israeli town before being put out by Israeli firefighters. UNIFIL (the UN peacekeeping force) was present, in similar vehicles to this video, and watched the terrorists carry out their arson attack.
The UN forces did not intervene. They did not try to stop the terrorists or help put the fire out. They also did not appear to communicate the threat to Israel. They simply watched on powerless. This shows that Hezbollah is able to act as it pleases with the UN doing nothing to counter it. It will be interesting to see tomorrow if the UN gives more power to the peacekeepers to keep the peace or if they will be as ineffective as they currently appear to be.
Tony Badran of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) think tank said that the attack was “clearly not a spontaneous act by local civilians, this is clearly a Hezbollah-coordinated operation.”
“The fact that they did it right outside the UNIFIL headquarters is all you need to know,” he added.
Dani Dayan, Israel’s consul general in New York, tweeted of the video, “This was a #MustWatch. The whole truth about Hezbollah criminal terrorist behavior and about UNIFIL weakness in one short shocking video. The UN must guarantee UNIFIL’s ability to fulfill its mission.”
Source: The Algemeiner
MUST WATCH: New footage has come to light of UN peacekeepers outside the UN headquarters in southern Lebanon last year being attacked by around 20 people, believed to be Hezbollah terrorists.Hezbollah is an Iranian terror proxy. They endanger civilians in Lebanon and Israel. They are even a danger to UN personnel. #OperationMordecai #Iran #Hezbollah
Posted by Christians United for Israel – UK on Thursday, 29 August 2019
CUFI calls on the UK to “End the Iran Deal”
Christians United for Israel UK is calling upon the British government to end its involvement in the Iran Nuclear Deal after “multiple breaches by the regime”.
The petition, launched as part of CUFI’s on-going Operation Mordecai campaign, accuses Iran of failing to show any evidence of reform since the deal was made in 2015 and says the Join Plan of Action (JCPOA) provides no credible solution.
It follows the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirming that Iran has now exceeded the agreed limit on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium. The regime has also vowed to continue enrichment to “any amount we want” – moving Iran closer to a nuclear weapon. The Iranian regime has also captured a British ship and is holding its crew hostage whilst seeking further British vessels to capture.
CUFI UK Director, Des Starritt, says “The United Kingdom is ‘urgently considering next steps’ but remains one of five countries still part of the deal after the US withdrew and imposed new sanctions.”
“The UK must choose to stop supporting the aggressive terrorist funding Iranian regime and make a stand in solidarity with our closest allies – Israel and the United States.”
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