28 August to Israel with official visit there will arrive UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres. He will also visit the Palestinian authority and the Gaza strip. This will be the first visit by Guterres to the region after taking office.
In Israel, the UN chief will meet with President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, as well as senior military. According to «Israel a-Yom», a senior IDF officers Guterres will present the latest information on the activities of Hizbullah in the border area with Israel. Military observer publications Yoav Limor writes that in recent years the militants «Hezbollah» began to operate not only in Shiite villages but also in the border area.
According to the information available to the IDF, Hizbullah operate under the guise of activists organizations in the protection of nature. The representatives of Israel warned the UN Secretary General that the continuation of the activities of Hizbullah in the border area is not only in violation of the resolution of the UN security Council number 1701, but may lead to another armed confrontation.
In the Gaza strip, Guterres will meet with representatives of humanitarian organizations operating on behalf of the UN in the sector.
In Jerusalem and in Ramallah, UN Secretary-General will discuss with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian authority, the prospects for the resumption of the political dialogue between the parties.