Netanyahu asks diplomats for sanctions on Hezbollah
Jerusalem, Dec 6, 2018 (AFP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took
Israel-based diplomats to the border with Lebanon Thursday, showing them the
site of a Hezbollah tunnel and calling for sanctions against the Shiite
"I told the ambassadors that they should condemn this aggression by Iran,
Hezbollah and Hamas, unequivocally, and of course also to intensify the
sanctions against these elements," he said in a Hebrew-language statement.
Israel announced on Tuesday that it had discovered Hezbollah tunnels
infiltrating its territory from Lebanon and launched an operation to destroy
On Wednesday, Netanyahu told UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that "he
expects the UN to strongly condemn the violation of Israel's sovereignty",
according to his office's Twitter account.
Netanyahu said Thursday that Hezbollah, like Hamas in the Gaza Strip, was
acting on behalf of its patron Iran.
"Anyone who attacks us will have bloodshed on their own heads," he said.
"Hezbollah knows that and Hamas knows it too."
The military said it had located one such tunnel dug from a home in the
Kfar Kila area of south Lebanon that crossed into Israeli territory and was
working to "neutralise" it.