Watch: Chief of Staff visits northern forces

IDF Chief of Staff tours northern border amid efforts to expose Hezbollah terror tunnels as part of 'Operation Northern Shield.'

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Eisenkot tours northern area
Eisenkot tours northern area
IDF Spokesperson

Today, Wednesday, the Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, visited the Northern Command and toured the 91st Division with the Commanding Officer of the Northern Command, Maj. Gen. Yoel Strick, the Commanding Officer of the 91st Division Brig. Gen. Raffi Milo, and other commanders.

During the visit, the Chief of the General Staff and the commanders toured the border area, observed the forces working to expose attack tunnels and surveyed the preparations and readiness of the forces taking part in Operation “Northern Shield.”

The Israeli military on Wednesday afternoon revealed details regarding the terror tunnel located along the Israeli-Lebanese border late last week.

The tunnel, the fourth of its kind discovered by Israeli forces since the launch of Operation Northern Shield earlier this month, was dug by the Hezbollah terror group from southern Lebanon into northern Israel.

On Wednesday, the IDF revealed that the tunnel originated inside the Shi’ite village of Ramyeh near the Israeli border.

“During the weekend, IDF soldiers exposed a Hezbollah attack tunnel that crossed into Israeli territory from Lebanon,” an IDF spokesperson said in a statement.

“Today, the location has been cleared for publication. The attack tunnel was dug in the area of the Shiite village Ramyeh and penetrated several meters into Israeli territory.”

“The efforts to expose and neutralize the attack tunnels will continue as necessary.”




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