Operation Northern Shield was launched by Israel to expose and destroy attack tunnels of the terrorist group Hezbollah. The tunnels, which stretched from southern Lebanon into northern Israel, were created with the intention of cutting off northern Israeli communities, including the city of Metullah.
"The IDF views the Lebanese government as responsible for the digging of the tunnels and for the consequences of its action," the IDF said.
Military confirms tunnel discovered on Sunday poses no threat to residents.
Netanyahu spoke ahead of the UN Security Council debate later in the day about the discovery of Hezbollah’s terror tunnels along the Israeli-Lebanese border.
"The IDF is the only army that is fighting the Iranian army in the world, and now we are seeing great successes."
The IDF on Tuesday said Hezbollah has worked to block some of its cross-border attack tunnels
Unnamed Israeli sources claimed that Russia instructed Beirut to solve the issue of Hezbollah terror tunnels crossing into Israel.
Captured on film, UNIFIL troops are seen working to deescalate situation.
Army says no risk to residents, investigating passage route.
“We think UNIFIL has to do a stronger job, tougher job, but ultimately it's the responsibility of the international community."
“There is a clear threat from the north,” he said. “I repeat my condition, those who want peace, need to support and defend Israel.”
the uncovering of the third Hezbollah attack tunnel is part of the process of “systematically dismantling” these weapons.
IDF announced the discovery of a third Hezbollah tunnel just hours after dozens of close-up pictures and videos of IDF troops were released by Hezbollah.
IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said that the Lebanese government is responsible for Hezbollah's tunnel activity in southern Lebanon.
IDF troops operate beyond fence with Lebanon to place equipment to detect Hezbollah tunnels
“There is not a single point in the occupied territories out of reach of Hezbollah’s missiles,” Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem said.
“Whoever enters the tunnel from the Lebanese side risks his life,” IDF Spokespersons Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said Saturday night.
Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, who is also a member of Israel’s security cabinet, appeared to indicate that Israel could consider military action in Lebanese territory if necessary.
By all accounts, the next war with Hezbollah will be no walk in the park.
The individual caught by the cameras placed inside Hezbollah tunnel is confirmed to be a Hezbollah member.
600 foot tunnel extended from a home in the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila and infiltrated some 40 meters into northern Israel; Residents tell Post they aren't surprised.