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  Tevet 22, 5780 , 19/01/20

IDF lays infrastructure to detect underground Lebanon border digging

The IDF this morning began deploying a technological infrastructure for discovering and identifying subterranean excavation sites on the Lebanese border.

The infrastructure is based on a unique technology of its kind that has been adapted to the characteristics of the land on the northern border and will follow what is being done underground as a preventive measure. If additional underground activity is detected, the IDF says it will be thwarted as it has done so far.

About a year ago, as part of Operation Northern Shield, the IDF exposed and destroyed the six cross-border attack tunnels excavated by the Hezbollah Islamic organization. The operation deprived Hezbollah of the unique capability for years in which it invested considerable effort. The basic premise in the IDF is that there are currently no tunnels crossing from Lebanon to Israel.

The IDF said: "Deploying the infrastructure is another component of the extensive defense effort that is regularly conducted in the Galilee Division. IDF forces will continue to fulfill their mission of defending and operating around the clock to preserve the sovereignty of the State of Israel and protect its residents."

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