Israel blamed Hezbollah for recently planting 4 bombs camouflaged as boulders inside its border.
The Israeli army said it discovered four bombs on the Israeli side of the border with Lebanon and accused Hizbullah of planting them recently, a report if true would mark a violation by Hizbullah of a U.N.-brokered cease-fire.
The discovery would also indicate a failure by the U.N. peacekeepers to prevent new attacks on Israel. Both Hizbullah and U.N. officials said they were looking into the report.
Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz instructed his office to convey an “urgent message” to the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon following the “severe incident,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Lt. Col. Guy Hazoot, the operations officer of Israel’s northern division, said an Israeli patrol on Monday discovered and detonated all of the explosives, which were hidden in containers that looked like boulders. He said the explosives were designed to target Israeli military patrols on the border and had the potential to kill.
Hazoot said the bombs were planted as recently as Sunday night, under the cover of the stormy weather, but gave no evidence to back the allegation. The military conducts routine patrols in the area.
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That’s funny. I thought Hezbollah already broke the UN brokered agreement when they refused to disarm.
How about that?