South Lebanon Blasts – The Perfect Timing of the Israeli Video Footages

Last Friday, September 3rd 2010, there was another explosion in South Lebanon of an alleged Hezbollah weapons storage building. The first two blasts occurred in June (Khirbet Selem) and October 2009 (Tayr Filsay). Always south Litani river, in the Unifil area of responsibilities, where Hezbollah has been forbidden to display its anti-Israeli arsenal.

About 48 hours after the Shihabiya explosion, on Sunday September 5th the Israeli army released video footage of an explosion that tore through a building in the Lebanese village with pictures apparently showing rockets and weapons stored by Hezbollah militants.

In October 2009, Israeli armi released a similar video footage taken by a drone over the skies of Tayr Filsay to show to the public opinion that in that second blast destroyed another Hezbollah storage building.

Is it just a coincidence or some Israeli commandos are working in South Lebanon to show that Hezbollah maintains its rockets downward Litani river in contrast with Security Council Resolution n.1701?

In the same day of the Shihabiya blast, the Israeli envoy to US Michael Oren told AFP that Hizbullah has an arsenal of approximately 15,000 rockets amassed on Lebanon’s border with Israel, including some with a long enough range to hit the southern city of Eilat.

“The Syrian-Iranian backed Hizbullah poses a very serious threat to Israel…Hizbullah today now has four times as many rockets as it had during the 2006 Lebanon war. These rockets are longer-range. Every city in Israel is within range right now, including Eilat,” he said. Good timing…