Dec. 6 (Bulletinstandard) — The Israeli army stated Thursday it is discovered a brand new tunnel that runs beneath the Israel-Lebanon border they imagine was created by militant group Hezbollah.
Officers stated the tunnel is being dug from the Lebanese village of Ramyeh and has already crossed into Israeli territory. Authorities stated, although, it doesn’t pose a menace to residents.
Israeli Northern Command Maj. Gen. Yoel Strick stated he is requested the United Nations for assist destroying the tunnel. He is began an operation referred to as Northern Defend created to root out the tunnel and others prefer it, Haaretz reported.
“We’re denying our enemies the tunnels weapon in a scientific, decided method and we are going to do no matter it takes,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed visiting ambassadors at a briefing Thursday.
“When it ends, the tunnel weapon Hezbollah invested in will now not be efficient. Anybody who assaults us, his blood be on his personal head. Hezbollah and Hamas know this.”
Yuval Rotem, director-general of the Israeli international affairs ministry, stated Tuesday the operation is vital to Israel’s safety as a result of Hezbollah is backed by Iran.
“Hezbollah is a harmful terror group, on the service of the ayatollahs in Teheran,” Rotem stated in a Twitter publish. “Israel is dedicated to defending its residents and its territory.”
Northern Command officers stated they imagine it will take weeks to search out all of the tunnels and destroy them. They imagine they will discover the group’s whole tunnel community.
Some former Israeli army officers and opposition figures have accused Netanyahu of exaggerating the operation, giving the impression it is an offensive marketing campaign.