Several Hezbollah terrorists were wounded Wednesday by a land mine explosion in Lebanon on the border with Israel.
Lebanese media reports that three Hezbollah members were wounded, one of them seriously.
They were taken to a nearby hospital by UNIFIL soldiers stationed in the area.
Israel’s NRG news reports that the UN has been operating to remove the mine fields on Lebanon’s border with Israel, but have not completed the task in some areas.
UNIFIL is limited in its actions by Hezbollah’s presence in the region.
Hezbollah operates on the border and monitors the IDF’s actions, collecting intelligence ahead of a pending attack on Israel.
On August 11, 2006 a ceasefire was reached between Israel and Hezbollah after the Second Lebanon War. In order to maintain peace on the Lebanese-Israeli border, the United Nations Security Council approved and enacted Resolution 1701.
“[The Security Council] calls for Israel and Lebanon to support a permanent ceasefire and a long-term solution based on the following principles and elements:…the establishment between the Blue Line and the Litani river of an area free of any armed personnel, assets and weapons other than those of the Government of Lebanon,” the resolution stated.
The resolution called for Hezbollah’s disarmament and withdrawal from Lebanon’s southern region. Hezbollah continues to violate this resolution and has been actively increasing its offensive capabilities and destabilizing an already volatile region.
Israel has documented over 8,000 breaches of Resolution 1701 by Hezbollah in the past decade.
By: World Israel News Staff