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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

(Israel Hayom/JNS) The Israel Defense Forces made its displeasure public following the meeting between United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis and Hezbollah’s second in command, Gen. Naim Qassem.

After the meeting, Kubis tweeted that he was “grateful for an open and substantive discussion on a broad range of topics with [Hezbollah] Deputy Secretary General Naim Qassem.” Kubis added that Qassem had presented him with a copy of his book, which Kubis called “necessary reading.”

Shortly afterward, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted in response: “You know what else appears to be necessary reading? U.N. Resolution 1701.”

This was a reference to the attack tunnels Hezbollah dug beneath the Israeli-Lebanese border in blatant violation of that resolution, and which Israel exposed and destroyed in Operation Northern Shield at the start of this year.