?️ Operation Northern Shield – IDF locates a Hezbollah terror tunnel from Lebanon into Israel, outside Metula
BREAKING: A Hezbollah terror tunnel that was dug from southern Kafr Kela in Lebanon into Israeli territory, outside the Upper Galilee city of Metula, has been exposed.
The terror tunnel was dug by Muslim terrorists with the intention of murdering Israeli civilians.
Now it will be neutralized.
“A short while ago, IDF troops located a cross-border attack tunnel in the southern area of Kafr Kela. At this time, the IDF is carrying out an operational and engineering process to neutralize the tunnel,” the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson’s Unit said.
“The tunnel was located as a part of Operation ‘Northern Shield’ to expose and neutralize cross-border attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon into Israel.”
“The tunnel infiltrated into Israeli territory and was intended to harm Israeli civilians. The tunnel did not pose an immediate threat to Israeli communities in the surrounding area.”
“The digging of tunnels constitutes a blatant violation of Israeli sovereignty,” said IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis.
It is unclear, however, how many tunnels snake into Israeli territory from Lebanon or how long the operation would last.
The IDF said that it had “enhanced its presence and readiness in the Northern Command and is prepared for various scenarios.”
Some areas near the border fence had been closed off.