Daily Israel Report

IDF Destroys 2 Hizbullah Bunkers Within Israeli Territory

The Israel Defense Forces bombed two Hizbullah bunkers on Friday. The bunkers were located in the area of the northern border with Lebanon and blown up.



By Hana Levi Julian
First Publish: 1/27/2007, 5:14 PM / Last Update: 1/26/2007, 4:46 PM

One of the bunkers was discovered during the war with Hizbullah terrorists last summer in southern Lebanon, according to the Haaretz news service. The other was discovered Wednesday while soldiers were searching the Katamon Valley in the western section of Israel in the area of the border with Lebanon. Both were blown up.

The bunkers were located by IDF Special Forces within Israeli territory, some 400 meters east of the IDF’s Biranit outpost which is located between the border fence and the international border.

Both housed supplies that would enable terrorists to stay underground for a long period of time, such as food and various tools. It appeared they had been used by Hizbullah terrorists during the war.

Two weeks ago, IDF forces found five cases very close to the kidnapping site: three RPG shoulder-launched missiles, a ten-kilogram MAG machine gun, five bullet casings of Lau missiles, shoes, and fence-cutting equipment.

The cache was discovered during a routine patrol near Moshav Zar’it on the Lebanese border. Senior officers hurried to the scene to examine the items.

It is believed that the items were left behind by the terrorists who kidnapped IDF reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev in a cross-border attack last July. The abduction, together with a simultaneous attack by the Hizbullah terrorists touched off the 34-day Lebanon War.