Report: Tunnels Found in Northern Israel are ‘Old, Deserted’


The “Hizbullah” tunnels reportedly discovered by the Israeli army on the Blue Line last week are “old and deserted” tunnels that Israel is “exploiting for political ends,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

“The tunnels that Israel and the UNIFIL are talking about are old and deserted, more than half of which have collapsed a long time ago,” a security source told the daily on condition of anonymity.

“The Israeli enemy has already announced long time ago that they discovered these tunnels but did not make a fuss about it because it is old and tattered. However, Israel is using these tunnels today for political gains no secret to anyone,” added the source

“The Lebanese authorities are insisting on non existence of any new usable tunnels. They are waiting for the UNIFIL’s official report to build on the matter," he said.

On Thursday, the UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Stefano Del Col,

along with a technical team, confirmed during a site inspection the existence of a tunnel near Metulla in northern Israel close to the Blue Line.

Israel had said Tuesday that it started an operation to destroy alleged Hizbullah tunnels on the Lebanese border.

An Israeli army spokesman has said the "attack tunnels" were not yet operational.

He declined to say how many had been detected or how they would be destroyed, but stressed all activities would take place within Israeli territory.

Comments 16
Thumb Mystic 08 December 2018, 10:27

Still digging for old fossils.

Thumb galaxy 08 December 2018, 11:52

So a new tunnel will have Marble floors?

Thumb Mystic 08 December 2018, 12:37

Poor salafi jew.

Thumb doodle-dude 08 December 2018, 15:45

Yes new tunnels would be freshly painted and inhabited versus 'old and deserted'

lol lol lol

Thumb doodle-dude 08 December 2018, 16:55

lol@'the Western Christian shia sympathizer'

Thumb s.o.s 08 December 2018, 17:11

I don’t care who rules Israel , why should I? Hizbala is violating the 1701 U.N. resolution point à la lich.

It’s retribution time, because they do so with the consent nor the agreement of the republic. Nasrala isn’t an elected official, he’s hidden underground and has no legitimacy. Nothing differentiates him and his gang from a Daesh or an al Qaeda.

Thumb galaxy 09 December 2018, 10:54

your hezbollah massacres in Iraq and Syria were for sure not focused on civilians:)

Thumb barrymore 09 December 2018, 11:24

"The true terrorists are those who kill and rape innocent civilians."

and that is exactly what you shias are best at.

Thumb roflmfao 08 December 2018, 19:25

Sure dudes.. those tunnels are old.. but were not deserted.. in fact.. they were told they're old.. very very old.. by the Macedonians in sandals.. that they found in them... Said they were.. a special detachment of Alexander's army.. they were still tunneling.. to the Island fortress city of Tyre.. and had lost their compass.. they swear by Thaulos and Xandos.. it's the truth..

Thumb whyaskwhy 09 December 2018, 00:29

Roflmfao loooool most members here will not get it buts its good keep coming its a lot more entertaining than the "educated" responses above such as being called a salafi Jew or the other comment calling us half jews.
In reality ya Ali and Hussain like it or not if you were to get a DNA report on you, you would find that we all have Jewish traits. If muslims believe in Abraham then that's enough for you to be a follower of the Jews.

Missing lappeaudecouille 09 December 2018, 04:55

Israel only thrives when the region is in chaos. Their main goal is to destabilize every single neighboring country. It is not in Israel's favor to see Hizbollah as solely a functioning political party and if this were to be the case, they will find a different reason to keep Lebanon on its knees. They're keeping Jordan as an ally in hopes of eventually sending all remaining Palestinians there to create their ultimate Jewish State. This will of course not happen and unless they integrate all Palestinians into one binational secular state and gradually give return rights back to refugees, then we will continue to see a face of resistance in Lebanon.

Missing greatpierro 09 December 2018, 09:31

Hizballah is present because of the will of the Iranian revolution. Hizballah obeys the order of the wali al faqih. Hizballah is undermining the Lebanese Republic by having sbstringly armed militia that cannibalizes the states instituons. That is why Lebanon is going and will continue to go backwards.

Missing greatpierro 09 December 2018, 10:01

If I were Palestinian in the occupied territory and Gaza I would opt to live peacefully as a minority in one state. Like the Druzes and the Christians have long ago accepted in Israel. Palestinians will be far better off than living under Hamas or the PA in an endless conflict. It is time the Palestinians accept their loss and start looking to win life.

And please do not bring out the rhetoric of ultimate justice for the right of land. There is no always justice in this world but surely winners and losers.

Thumb barrymore 09 December 2018, 11:23

You would think the filthy iranians on this forum would be proud they are digging tunnels to attack the 'Zionist Enemy' instead of disowning their terrorist actions.

Thumb janoubi 09 December 2018, 12:58

Show us ya troll when did you ever make a comment on any article that made sense. On this article you made two comments that are nothing but filth and harassment.

Missing phillipo 09 December 2018, 15:29

So if the tunnels are "old", as claimed, then the Lebanese Government and Armed Forces and Hizballah, should have no qualms with Israel blowing them up.