The IDF has destroyed a fifth Hezbollah tunnel crossing from Lebanon into Israel.
By World Israel News Staff
The IDF has destroyed a fifth Hezbollah tunnel crossing from Lebanon into Israel as part of Operation Northern Shield, an IDF spokesman said Wednesday.
“We have just destroyed another Hezbollah attack tunnel that was dug from Lebanon into Israeli territory,” the spokesman said.
The tunnel came from Ayta ash Shab, a village across the border from an Israeli farming community. It violated Israeli territory.
“The IDF sees the Lebanese government as responsible for the digging of the tunnels and the consequences,” the spokesman added, calling the digging of the tunnels a gross violation of U.N. Resolution 1701 and of Israeli sovereignty.
The IDF launched Operation Northern Shield on Dec. 4 to seek out and destroy Hezbollah tunnels burrowing under the Blue Line, the border between Israel and Lebanon. The tunnels were a key part of the terror group’s plan to invade parts of Northern Israel in order to kill and capture Israeli civilians.
Hezbollah’s leaders have remained largely silent following the discovery of their tunnels, which most commentators agree is a major strategic and material loss for the organization.
TPS contributed to this report.