JERUSALEM, Israel – The Israel Defense Forces released additional footage of Hezbollah operatives removing weapons following an explosion in one of their storage facilities in a south Lebanese village.
Following the explosion, which occurred last Friday, September 3, in the village of al-Shahabiya. Hezbollah gunmen held UNIFIL and Lebanese Army forces at bay while their men carried weaponry from the building.
IDF Spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich noted that last Friday’s explosion was the third this year.
Leibovich said Hezbollah has set up weapons facilities and other terror infrastructure in more than 150 villages in southern Lebanon.
“This incident is only one of many that clearly show that Hezbollah systematically violates United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, which stipulates that Hezbollah should be disarmed and that no paramilitary groups will be active south of the Litani river,” the IDF stated in a blog on its website.
The video, shot from an IDF drone, shows Hezbollah operatives loading the weapons into trucks and follows the drive to a nearby village where the men carry their cache into a mosque.
Billowing black smoke from the explosion can be seen engulfing the building as the men rescue their armaments. Click here to watch the video.