In his address to the United Nations on Tuesday, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exposed a secret arms depot belonging to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah in a residential area near Beirut’s International Airport, warned of another devastating explosion, and called on the Lebanese people to protest the terror group.
“We all saw the terrible explosion at Beirut port last month,” he said, pointing to a map. “This is the Beirut port. Two hundred people died, thousands of people were injured, and a quarter of a million people were made homeless. Now, here is where the next explosion could take place. Right here. This is the Beirut neighborhood of Janah. It’s right next to the international airport. And here, Hezbollah is keeping a secret arms depot. And it’s embedded in civilian housing here, civilian housing here.”
“I say to the people of Janah, you’ve got to act now. You’ve got to protest this. Because if this thing explodes, it’s another tragedy,” Netanyahu added. “I say to the people of Lebanon, Israel means you no harm. But Iran does. Iran and Hezbollah have deliberately put you and your families in grave danger… The international community must insist that Hezbollah stop using Lebanon and Lebanese civilians as human shields.”
He went on to “commend President Trump for withdrawing from the flawed nuclear deal with Iran” and taking out “the world’s most dangerous terrorist, Qassem Suleimani.”