Israel has identified a 4th Hezbollah terror tunnel in the region close to the border with Lebanon, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) press service has reported
The IDF spokesperson said that although the tunnel is “under IDF control and does not pose an imminent threat”, it has been rigged with explosives and anyone attempting to enter it from the Lebanese side is risking their life.
The discovery of the third tunnel dug from Lebanon into Israel comes amid Operation Northern Shield , an Israeli campaign to find and destroy tunnels dug by Hezbollah militants to enable them to illegally transfer fighters and arms into Israel.
Israel and Lebanon last clashed in 2006, with Israeli forces invading the country after Hezbollah kidnapped two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid. The conflict, which lasted 34 days and claimed the lives of over 1,300 people, was halted by a UN-brokered ceasefire. Lebanese-Israeli relations have been poor for decades, but tensions have been exacerbated recently amid Israeli suspicions that Hezbollah was being used by Iran as a proxy to wage war on Israel.
The IDF previously released security footage, showing a terrorist caught in one of the tunnels-
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