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View of the Israel-Lebanon border from Israel's Western Galilee. April 2015.

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon presented new information to the Security Council revealing the terrorist group Hezbollah has established a series of outposts along the border with Israel under the guise of an agricultural organization.

The agricultural NGO, ‘Green Without Borders,’ is funded by and operates on behalf of Hezbollah.

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In a letter to the Security Council members, Ambassador Danon described how in April 2017 a United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol was denied access by a group of locals to an observation post flying the ‘Green Without Borders’ flag. Included in the Ambassador’s letter to the Council were photographs of the observation posts and their locations.

“The well-documented proof of Hezbollah’s dangerous provocation verifies that Hezbollah conducts reconnaissance activity near the Blue Line and disguises it as civilian activity, in clear violation of UNSC resolutions 1701 and 1559,” Ambassador Danon wrote.

“Hezbollah’s continued military buildup and destabilizing activities in southern Lebanon have serious repercussions on both regional stability and the ability of the Lebanese government to effectively control its country. The international community cannot continue to turn a blind eye to Hezbollah’s flagrant violations of UNSC resolutions,” the Ambassador continued.

Ambassador Danon concluded his letter by calling on the Security Council to demand that the government of Lebanon dismantle these observation posts immediately.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.