Israel Starts Operations on Lebanese Border to Stop Claimed Hizbollah Attack Tunnels

Published December 10th, 2018 - 10:03 GMT
Lebanon-Israel border (Twitter)
Lebanon-Israel border (Twitter)

Israeli excavators Monday started building a dirt barrier opposite the southern Lebanese village of Mais al-Jabal, the town’s mayor said.

Abdul-Munem Choucair said that Lebanese Army and UNIFIL personnel were monitoring the excavators building up a dirt berm at a point between Mais al-Jabal and Kroom al-Sharaki hill along the Blue Line, which comes almost a week after Israel announced its Northern Shield Operation to find and block what it called “Hezbollah attack tunnels” that it claimed the party dug from Lebanon into Israel.

Israel has said it located one such tunnel that led from the Lebanese town Kfar Kila, just north of Mais al-Jabal, which exited near the Israeli village of Metula.


Israeli forces resumed excavation works south of Kfar Kila Sunday night, after withdrawing four excavators from that area over the weekend, the state-run National News Agency reported.

Throughout the operation, Israeli forces have also been seen working opposite Mais al-Jabal, and digging began in that area Friday.

In a statement issued Sunday evening, the Lebanese Army said it had deployed units along the border and was taking measures to cooperate with UNIFIL. “[The Army] is ready to confront any emergency,” the statement said.


This article has been adapted from its original source.

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