UN chief says Lebanon, Hizballah violating truce with Israel

Sunday, July 01, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the weekend submitted a scathing review regarding implementation of the resolution that ended last summer's war between Israel and Lebanon's Hizballah terrorist militia.

In his report to the UN Security Council, Ban first took aim at Hizballah, which he harshly criticized for failing to provide a sign of life from two Israeli soldiers it abducted at the outset of the conflict.

“I share deeply the anxiety of the families [of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser] and call again on Hizballah to reconsider this posture, which contradicts basic humanitarian values,” wrote Ban.

The review went on to confirm, contrary to the repeated claims of Beirut, that advanced weaponry provided by Iran and Syria continues to pour through Lebanon's borders en route to Hizballah.

UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brought the bloody 34-day war to an end on August 11 of last year, calls on Hizballah to unconditionally release Regev and Goldwasser, and demands that Lebanon prevent the rearming of the terror group and end Hizballah's military domination of the southern parts of the country.

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