Surprising? Not at all. But it demonstrates again the double standard Israel faces from the U.N., driven by the OIC bloc and generally unchallenged by other countries, when trying to defend itself. “‘Hizbullah is rearming at a dizzying pace’,” by Herb Keinon for the Jerusalem Post, July 9:
There are some 2,500 non-uniformed Hizbullah fighters in southern Lebanon, and the organization has trebled its pre-war missile arsenal, government sources said Wednesday following a security cabinet meeting on Hizbullah’s current strength and the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701.
According to the sources, Hizbullah today has some 40,000 short and medium-range missiles inside Lebanon, and UN Security Council Resolution 1701 – the resolution that put an end to the Second Lebanon War and provided an expanded mandate for UNIFIL – has been completely ineffective in stopping arms from pouring in to Hizbullah from Syria.
The vast majority of the missiles are north of the Litani river, but can still “blanket” the northern part of Israel, the sources said.
The security cabinet meeting came as the government is apparently trying to place the implementation of 1701 back on the international agenda.
The ministers heard three hours of briefings from Military Intelligence, Mossad and General Security Services representatives, before the meeting was cut short to enable the ministers to attend debates in the Knesset. The security cabinet discussion, which had been planned for a number of weeks, is scheduled to continue in the coming weeks….