Hezbollah Operative Caught on Camera in 'Attack Tunnel' to Israel, Claims IDF

Cheryl Sanders
December 8, 2018

On Tuesday, Israel launched an operation dubbed "Northern Shield" to destroy the tunnels it claimed were found at the Lebanese border.

Israeli military launched an operation on Tuesday to search for tunnels dug into northern Israel dug by Hezbollah.

Danon also called for the UN Security Council to meet to discuss the issue, a request Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also pressed for in recent days.

Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Wednesday that Commander of The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Major General Stefano Del Col chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese army and the Israeli military at the UN position in Ras al-Naqoura.

In Lebanon, the LBC TV posted an audio message that it said some residents of the border village of Kfar Fila received on their cellphones Thursday warning them to stay away from tunnels.

The cross-border tunnels "are wider and larger, and their goal is to transfer battalions, large forces, into Israeli territory, in order to come in and carry out a killing spree and kidnappings and to capture villages", he said. "We are talking about engineering activity ...", she said, accusing Netanyahu of "blowing the incident out of proportion".

The letter called on the Security Council to "take all measures necessary to confront this systematic campaign being waged by Israel and Israel's ongoing violations of Lebanese sovereignty, which are a threat to the security and stability of the entire region".

At the meeting, it was agreed that the United Nations peacekeeping mission would send a technical team to Israel on Thursday to ascertain the facts, the spokesman added. New U.S. sanctions appear to have further constrained Iran's economy, which already had been teetering on the brink of collapse amid popular protests against the hardline regime.

Netanyahu is seeking to hold his governing coalition together after last month's resignation of defence minister Avigdor Lieberman over a controversial Gaza ceasefire, which left him clinging to a one-seat majority in parliament. "Hezbollah knows this and Hamas knows that too". They told the IDF about it. They believe they can find the group's entire tunnel network.

Also on Thursday, the Jerusalem Post quoted another official saying that Russian Federation has deployed forces on the Syrian-Lebanese border with the aim of preventing the transfer of weapons and precision-guided technology to Hezbollah.

"The governments who are still in the [nuclear deal], yes, we have a disagreement over the efficacy of the Iran nuclear deal and we think it's a deficient deal that needs to be replaced by a new and better deal", Hook said.

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