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Hezbollah tunnel construction began before 2006 Second Lebanon War — report

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The construction of Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels began before the start of the 2006 Second Lebanon War and not three or four years ago as the army has claimed, Channel 13 news reported on Wednesday. The Israel Defense Forces declined to comment on the report. According to the television report, the then-head of the army’s Northern … Read More

Finding ‘6th, biggest and last’ Hezbollah tunnel, IDF ends Northern Shield op

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday declared that its effort to find and destroy Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels was coming to an end, following the discovery of another such underground passage over the weekend. “With the discover of this terror tunnel, the effort to locate the passages dug by Hezbollah that crossed the border into … Read More

UNIFIL confirms tunnel filled with cement by IDF crossed border, broke UN rules

Monday, December 31, 2018

United Nations peacekeeping forces on the Israeli-Lebanese border on Saturday confirmed that a tunnel filled up and destroyed by the Israeli army a day earlier had crossed the border into the Jewish state and was in “violation of resolution 1701,” the UN decision that ended 2006’s Second Lebanon War. It was the third such tunnel that UNIFIL … Read More

UN fails to take action against Hezbollah terror tunnels

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The United Nations failed to take action during a special Security Council session Wednesday against cross-border attack tunnels that Israel says were dug by Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group. Ahead of the meeting, Israel had urged the council to condemn the Iran-backed Hezbollah and designate it a terrorist organization. Though the council took no action on … Read More

IDF starts sealing Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Israeli military said Thursday that it had begun to seal off the Hezbollah attack tunnels dug into northern Israel from southern Lebanon. Unlike attack tunnels from the Gaza Strip, which the army has at times destroyed with explosives, the Israel Defense Forces was plugging shut the passages from Lebanon, military officials said. It was not immediately … Read More

Israeli leader calls on UN to condemn Hezbollah over tunnels

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Israel’s prime minister Wednesday called on the U.N. Security Council to condemn “wanton acts of aggression” by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, designate it a terrorist organization and heighten sanctions on it over attack tunnels it has dug into Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu said the council should “stand up for the truth” when it meets to … Read More

Tunnels and terror: A subterranean war

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

In April 2017, a lumbering American MC-130 prop plane flew over a mountainous area in eastern Afghanistan. Just before 8 p.m., the plane dropped a 9,797 kg. bomb, known as a GBU-43, the largest non-nuclear explosive ever used, on a tunnel network used by Islamic State. Thirty-six ISIS members were killed in the massive explosion that … Read More

With guns out, Israeli and Lebanese soldiers squabble at border

Monday, December 17, 2018

Rifles drawn, Israeli and Lebanese troops verbally sparred over Israel’s placement of concertina wire along the border line separating the two countries Monday morning, as part of an ongoing IDF effort to find and destroy cross-border attack tunnels. United Nations peacekeepers were at the scene, working to prevent conflict between the two sides. On December … Read More

IDF finds fourth Hezbollah attack tunnel on Israel-Lebanon border

Monday, December 17, 2018

The tunnel is the latest in a series uncovered by the Israeli army during a military operation dubbed “Northern Shield.” The army launched the operation on December 4, after years of intensive and careful planning. The army said in a statement Sunday that the tunnel, which was located over the weekend, “is under IDF control and … Read More

IDF unearths third tunnel, Hezbollah releases photos of operation

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Israel’s military announced that a third Hezbollah tunnel was unearthed on Tuesday, just hours after dozens of close-up pictures and videos of IDF troops taking part in Operation Northern Shield were released by Hezbollah including a map indicating where Israel’s military is currently operating. “Hezbollah’s war media department launched an intensified campaign to show the weakness and … Read More