The UN Security Council is expected to convene to discuss Hezbollah’s tunneling operations, according to an Israeli official.
Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, pushed for the Security Council meeting as part of a larger push to pressure Hezbollah diplomatically amidst Operation Northern Shield, an IDF operation that has targeted a series of Hezbollah tunnels burrowed into northern Israel.
Israel says that Hezbollah’s tunnel work and armament violate Security Council resolution 1701, adopted at the end of the Second Lebanon War.
“Israel will expose Hezbollah’s terror operations, and its blindfolding of the Lebanese government, under whose responsibility Hezbollah built a terrorist operation underground,” Danon said in a statement to The Jerusalem Post. “We must use every measure against Hezbollah to silence it and destroy its military and terror apparatus.