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UN Envoy Thanks Hezbollah Terror Group, Draws Rebuke from Israeli Officials: 'Is This Real?'

A United Nations official on Monday, January 16, thanked a representative of Hezbollah for giving her a "tour d’horizon" of Lebanese issues, drawing a rebuke from Israeli officials.

Joanna Wronecka, the U.N.’s special coordinator for Lebanon, tweeted her thanks to Ammar Moussawi, head of international relations for Hezbollah, which is designated as a terrorist organization by the State Department.

"I thank Mr. Ammar Moussawi of Hizbullah (sic) for a tour d’horizon on issues of priority for #Lebanon, including the election of a new President, the functioning of state institutions and the impact of regional and international developments on the country," Wronecka wrote.

Several Israeli officials criticized the tweet. "Is this real..??," wrote Joshua Zarka, head of strategic affairs in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "An official Senior UN Representative thanks the terrorist organization responsible for the murder of a UN peacekeeper for ‘a tour d’horizon’!!!"

"So how does it feel to be indoctrinated by a terrorist? Care to share with us?" asked Yaki Lopez, head of public diplomacy at Israel’s embassy in Berlin. (FN / VFI News)

“God, we hope that terrorist groups are immediately dismantled and that they stop being revered by any and all people in power. We are also grateful for individuals who speak out against such organizations and choose to condemn terrorism publicly.”