Terrorist weapons cache explodes in southern Lebanon

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

A suspected weapons cache belonging to the terrorist organization Hizballah blew up in a village in southern Lebanon on Monday night, killing at least one and as many as five people.

The explosion took place less than four miles from the Israeli border.

Israeli defense officials said the incident is yet another example of Hizballah violating UN Security Council Resolution 1701 that ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War, and the inability of the massive UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon to do anything about it.

Israel filed an official complaint with the UN peacekeeping force and demanded it investigate the explosion, but few expect the force to suddenly begin fulfilling the mandate 1701 gave it to keep southern Lebanon free of forces and weapons that could be used to spark another conflict with Israel.

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