UNIFIL: Hezbollah tunnels penetrated Israel

UN force in Lebanon confirms Israeli accusations against Hezbollah over attack tunnels dug into Israel.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Lebanese soldiers near border with Israel
Lebanese soldiers near border with Israel
Kobi Richter/TPS

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) concurred with the assessment of the Israeli government that the attack tunnels dug by the Hezbollah terrorist organization have penetrated Israeli territory.

The UNIFIL spokesman said in a statement that "UNIFIL is actively monitoring the developments related to the discovery of tunnels along the border by the IDF, and we have been informed of the discovery of four tunnels that crossed into Israel."

"UNIFIL technical teams carried out a number of tests to find out the facts. On the basis of UNIFIL's independent assessment, the force has so far confirmed the existence of all four tunnels close to the Blue Line on the northern border," the organization said.

UNIFIL confirmed that two tunnels have crossed into Israeli territory "After further technical investigations conducted independently in accordance with its mandate, UNIFIL can at this stage confirm that two tunnels cross the Blue Line, a blatant violation of the UN Security Council resolution 1701 ".

"This is a worrisome development and we are continuing to investigate the tunnels, and we have asked the Lebanese authorities to ensure compliance with UN resolutions," the organization said in a statement.


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