In UN speech, Netanyahu warns of Hezbollah arms depot in Beirut

September 30, 2020 by JNS
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Addressing the annual U.N. General Assembly virtually on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed a secret arms depot belonging to Hezbollah near Beirut’s International Airport and warned that the terror group’s depot could lead to an explosion.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing the 75th U.N. General Assembly via a video message on Sept. 29, 2020. Credit: GPO.

“We all saw the terrible explosion at Beirut port last month,” he said in a nearly 10-minute pre-recorded address, alluding to multiple blasts on Aug. 4 that rocked the Lebanese capital.

Pointing to a map behind him, Netanyahu said “here is where the next explosion could take place. Right here. This is the Beirut neighbourhood of Janah. It’s right next to the international airport. And here, Hezbollah is keeping a secret arms depot.”

The location of a Hezbollah arms depot in the Janah neighbourhood of Beirut, as stated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a video address to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 29, 2020. Source: Screenshot.

The depot is directly next to a gas company, as well as near another gas company and a gas station, according to Netanyahu.

“And it’s embedded in civilian housing here, [and] civilian housing here,” he said, citing the map.

He said the international community “must insist that Hezbollah stop using Lebanon and Lebanese civilians as human shields.”


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