Israel Says 4th 'Attack Tunnel' Found from Lebanon

W460

Israel's army said it has uncovered another Hizbullah "attack tunnel" leading from Lebanon into its territory, the fourth since it started a search-and-destroy operation this month.

Israel said Sunday the Iranian-backed Shiite group has dug the infiltration tunnels for use in a future conflict, and the military has been working to eliminate them.

The latest tunnel crossing into northern Israel was exposed at the weekend, the army said in a statement.

As with the other tunnels, soldiers placed explosives in it to keep out militants from the Lebanese side, it said.

The military refused to give the exact location, stressing the tunnel did not "pose an imminent threat".

On December 4, the army announced an operation dubbed "Northern Shield" to destroy tunnels it said have been dug under the border by Hizbullah.

Israel fought a devastating war against Hizbullah in 2006 that was halted by a UN-brokered truce.

Hizbullah is the only group in Lebanon not to have disarmed after the country's 1975-1990 civil war.

"The Lebanese government is held accountable for the attack tunnels dug from Lebanese territory," the Sunday statement said.

"This is another blatant breach of UN Resolution 1701 and of Israeli sovereignty," it added, referring to the resolution ending the 2006 war.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon, UNIFIL, and international community should do more to curb Hezbollah's "acts of aggression against Israel".

UNIFIL has verified the existence of two of the tunnels Israel has exposed so far.

Comments 7
Thumb s.o.s 17 December 2018, 11:50

The US used the MOAB - Mother of All Bombs- in Afghanistan . They flattened much more sophisticated tunnel networks controlled by the Taliban terrorists, the Israelis should get inspired by this and whilst they are at it use a few on them over the Southern Dahye slums in order to flash out the terrorst in Chief.

Thumb s.o.s 17 December 2018, 19:39

Why isn’t your country flooding them? It would really hurt the heretic terrorist organization.

Missing greatpierro 17 December 2018, 16:11

the true terrorist and ennemy of lebanon is hizbollah.

Missing phillipo 17 December 2018, 20:26

Now UNIFIL has confirmed, through its commander, that at least two Hizballah tunnels have crossed from Lebanon across the Blue Line into Israel, in direct contravention of 1701.
So what will the Lebanese Government say, or more important, do now? We won't ask what Hizballah will do as we all know they will deny it.

Missing phillipo 17 December 2018, 20:26

Now UNIFIL has confirmed, through its commander, that at least two Hizballah tunnels have crossed from Lebanon across the Blue Line into Israel, in direct contravention of 1701.
So what will the Lebanese Government say, or more important, do now? We won't ask what Hizballah will do as we all know they will deny it.

Thumb lebanon_first 17 December 2018, 21:01

Netanyahu covering his own fat ass. Inno they knew these tunnels existed for 10 yrs. Now they drip the info, 1 tunnel per week, to make it last as long ad possible...

Thumb whyaskwhy 18 December 2018, 00:21

Correct Leb_1st however lets not forget Kizballah gave them the root cause for this so now know one can blame anyone but Kizb for this intrusion into Israel and 1701.