Northern Shield – IDF locates 2nd Hezbollah terror tunnel from Lebanon into Israel

IDF forces discovered a second Hezbollah’s cross-border terror tunnel dug by Muslim terrorists from southern Lebanon, in order to infiltrate into Israel and slaughter Jews in their homes.

Hezbollah terrorists were active in the tunnel up until this week.

IDF engineers fitted the tunnel with explosives and warned against attempting to approach it.

Earlier on Saturday, the IDF fired towards three Hezbollah terrorists who were approaching IDF engineering units operating in the Lebanon border. According to the IDF spokesperson, all of them fled back.

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation on the Israeli-Lebanese border with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone, the Kremlin press office said in a statement Saturday.

Netanyahu told Putin about details of the Israel military operation on the border, the Kremlin said.

The leaders also discussed the situation in Syria, and Putin stressed the importance of improving Russian-Israeli military cooperation, the Kremlin said.

The IDF launched Tuesday morning “Operation Northern Shield” to expose and neutralize cross-border terror tunnels dug by Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group.

Monday evening, the IDF released footage from a hidden camera inside a Hezbollah terror tunnel that was dug by Muslim terrorists in order to infiltrate into Israel and slaughter Jews in their homes.

The Muslim terrorist who appeared on the video was identified as Dr. Imad “Azaladin” Fahs, a commander of the Hezbollah terror group observation unit on the border with Israel, as well as a commander in the terror tunnel unit. “Azaladin” who is in his 30’s, has a PhD in mechanical engineering from Tehran’s University of Technology and is married with two children. According to the security official, “Azaladin” trained with Mexican drug cartels near the United States border.

Israel has warned Lebanon that it would strike Hezbollah in Lebanese territory if the terror group doesn’t stop making precision-guided missiles with Iranian help, U.S. and Israeli officials said.

Israeli officials are concerned that Iranian-supplied weapons and materials could transform Hezbollah’s missiles into precision-guided munitions capable of homing in on Israeli targets. Such weapons could erode Israel’s technological military advantage in the region and complicate efforts to defend its northern border and cities.