Danon: ‘Israel will not sit idly when facing new and old threats’

Danon: ‘Israel will not sit idly when facing new and old threats’

Palestinian students supporting Hamas stand next to mock Hamas rockets during a rally celebrating their winning of the student council election at Birzeit University in the West Bank city of Ramallah April 23, 2015. (photo: Reuters, Mohamad Torokman)

Israel reportedly complained to the UN Security Council that terror group Hezbollah is violating Security Council Resolution 1701, Lebanese newspaper Al Joumhouria reports on Saturday.

"The cooperation between Hezbollah and Hamas crosses borders," said Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. "The ramifications of the Hamas terror regime in Gaza extend to Lebanon where they are strengthening their relations with Hezbollah with the approval and support of Iran."

"Israel does not intend to sit idly when facing new and old threats and will do whatever is necessary to protect its citizens," Danon stated.