Hezbollah says it is digging tunnels 'to make Israeli enemy lose sleep'

Hezbollah says it that it has succeeded in establishing a 'balance of terror' that has made southern Lebanon 'the most secure region in the entire Middle East.'

May 25, 2016 20:59
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Indonesian soldiers in Lebanon

Indonesian soldiers, part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, look out over the Lebanese-Israeli border on January 19.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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The Lebanese Shi’ite movement Hezbollah said on Wednesday that it was digging tunnels along the border with Israel.

In remarks first reported by the Lebanese daily Al-Safir and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Hezbollah said that despite heavy losses it was incurring in Syria, “Israel cannot ignore…the strengthening of the security and stability equation on both sides of the Palestine-Lebanon border.”

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Hezbollah says it that it has succeeded in establishing a “balance of terror” that has made southern Lebanon “the most secure region in the entire Middle East.”

The article in Al-Safir, a pro-Hezbollah daily, was published on the 16th anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from the south Lebanon “security zone.” May 25 is considered “Liberation Day” in Hezbollah-controlled enclaves in Lebanon.

“It is right to say that the men of resistance on the eastern border complement the mission of the first men of resistance [who fight Israel], who work day and night  [along the border]…conducting observations, preparing, and digging tunnels that cause the settlers and enemy soldiers to lose sleep,” Al-Safir said.

Earlier this year, an IDF officer told a Saudi news site that it was possible that Hezbollah was digging attack tunnels on the northern border with Israel, and that Hezbollah was expert in using tunnels in populated civilian areas during war but he didn't expand further on the topic.

"Israel respects its enemies’ capabilities and assumes that they are capable of espionage,” the officer said. [Secretary-General Hassan] Nasrallah is a serious leader and he knows what Israel's reaction will be if he attacks. He should leave the current situation on the border as it is without embarking on a path that will destroy everything that he has built."


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