?️ Northern Shield – Israel warns Lebanon of possible strikes on Hezbollah

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.

Israel asked US and French officials to deliver warnings to the Lebanese government over the past month that it would act to stop a missile buildup in Lebanon, according to US, Israeli and intelligence officials.

At the United Nations General Assembly in September, Netanyahu revealed satellite images of three sites in Beirut, including Beirut’s main airport, that are being used by the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group to hide underground precision missile production facilities.

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 terror tunnel was dug from Kafr Kela in Lebanon into Israeli territory, outside the Upper Galilee city of Metula.

A small explosive was triggered as the terrorists approach the camera. The terror tunnel was later neutralized.

An unnamed security official told i24NEWS that the Muslim terrorist who appeared on the video was 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.

The IDF called on the United Nations and Lebanon to destroy another Hezbollah cross-border terror tunnel that enters Israeli territory in the western Galilee.

The UNIFIL head confirmed the existence of Hezbollah terror tunnels close to the blue line with Israel. He added that he is engaged with parties to ‘pursue follow-up action’.

Residents in southern Lebanon received Thursday morning text messages from Hezbollah, presenting two options; either cooperate with Hezbollah or evacuate from the area so as not to get involved in a future war.