30 January 2015
For Immediate Release
We still have bitter memories of the kidnap and murder of two Israeli soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser z”l and Eldad Regev z”l by Hezbollah in 2006, and the incessant missile attacks, the harassment and threat to two million people in Israel’s north that followed.
We view the events of the last few days as a very grave development coming as it does with the death of two members of Israel’s Defence Force, Maj. Yochai Kalangel and Staff Sgt. Dor Chaim Nini and the seven others who were wounded. We are very concerned by the resumption of rocket attacks and the possibility that Hezbollah has followed the lead of its Gaza sibling, Hamas in digging terror tunnels into Northern Israel.
We support Israel’s commitment to stability in the region and recognise Israel’s duty to protect its citizens from attack.
It is way past time for the UNIFIL forces on the border to do at least part of the job required of them by UN Resolution 1701 and ensure that Hezbollah is not permitted to operate in Southern Lebanon.