Tag Archive for Operation Northern Shield

IDF Exposes 6th Hezbollah attack-tunnel, notifies UNIFIL of another 1701 violation

With the discovery of the sixth Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnel that penetrated dozens of meters into Israeli territory, the IDF announced Sunday the end of Operation Northern Shield.
– Special IDF team will destroy the tunnel in the upcoming days.

By  ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The IDF announced the end of Operation Northern Shield on Sunday after it discovered a sixth cross-border attack tunnel belonging to Hezbollah in northern Israel.

According to the military, the tunnel was the largest tunnel discovered so far, stretching hundreds of meters from the southern Lebanese village of Ramiya and infiltrated several dozen meters into northern Israel. Continue Reading »

UNIFIL confirms 4th of 5 Hezbollah tunnels violating UN resolution 1701

Having not acknowledged that all 5 tunnels Hezbollah dug into Israel violates the Jewish State’s sovereignty, UNIFIL did confirm the existence of the 5th Hezbollah tunnel violating UN resolution 1701 on Saturday, but only after the concrete pumped into a tunnel discovered in Israel began to exit homes in Lebanon, pouring into the street.

By i24NEWS

 

UNIFIL, the UN’s peacekeeping force stationed in the demilitarized zone between Israel and Lebanon, on Saturday confirmed the existence of another cross-border tunnel which the Israeli army on Friday filled with cement to block it. 

Since “Operation Northern Shield” was launched in the beginning of the month, Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) has exposed five tunnels dug by Hezbollah crossing from Lebanon into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »

Cement IDF pumps into Hezbollah attack-tunnel pouring out of Lebanese homes

IDF drone-cam: The cement used to fill and neutralize Hezbollah’s attack-tunnels on the Israeli side came leaking out of the tunnel from several places in the southern Lebanese village of Kafr Kila.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

Twenty-three days after Israel launched Operation Northern Shield and found the first tunnel dug into northern Israel from southern Lebanon by Hezbollah, the military has completed the destruction of a number of tunnels which infiltrated close to the community of Metula.

According to IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis the military destroyed the tunnels by filling them with material which would prevent the Shiite terror group from every using them again. Continue Reading »

5th Hezbollah attack tunnel destroyed by the IDF – Ho! Ho! Ho!

As part of Operation Northern Shield, today the IDF destroyed a fifth Hezbollah attack-tunnel that had only recently crossed into Israel.

Gary Willig

 

A number of days ago, IDF troops exposed an additional cross-border attack tunnel that was dug from the Shiite village of Ayta ash Shab and crossed into Israeli territory. A short while ago, the tunnel was neutralized by an explosion.

The IDF notified the heads of the relevant local authorities and UNIFIL in advance.

The IDF had previously found and begun to destroy four other attack tunnels which violated Israeli territory during Operation Northern Shield.

The IDF stated that it “holds the Lebanese Government accountable for the attack tunnels dug from Lebanese territory and for the consequences of this violation. Continue Reading »

Russia warns Lebanon over Hezbollah’s violations of Israeli sovereignty

London-based Arabic media outlet reports that the Russian government sent a stern warning to Lebanon to not permit ongoing violations of Israeli territory by a member of its government, Hezbollah, following the IDF’s discovery, and UNIFIL’s verification, of 4 attack-tunnels thus far.

By David Rosenberg

 

The Russian government has warned Lebanon not to permit violations of Israeli territory by the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, the London-based Arabic media outlet Asharq Al-Awsatreported.

According to the report, Moscow warned the Lebanese government in a letter “not to play games with United Nations [Security Council] Resolution 1701”, referring to the August 11th, 2006 motion by the Security Council marking the end of the second Israel-Lebanon war. Continue Reading »

IDF debunks Hezbollah denials, tunnel intruder identified, UNIFIL sees tunnel

Debunking claims from Hezbollah accusing the two men caught on IDF surveillance video in the attack-tunnel as drug dealers, Israeli defense official revealed to i24NEWS the identity of one, Iranian educated Hezbollah commander of their recon and tunnel unit.
– A second tunnel was uncovered by the IDF on Thursday.

By i24NEWS

 

On Thursday, i24NEWS revealed the identity of an Hezbollah operative caught on camera by Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) in a cross border tunnel on the Lebanese border earlier this week.

An unnamed security official told i24NEWS that the man who appeared on the video from the tunnel was Dr. Continue Reading »

To Nasrallah’s chagrin IDF begins operation to destroy Hezbollah attack-tunnels

IDF implements “Operation Northern Shield” to negate years of Hezbollah’s covert tunneling through arduous terrain that traversed Israel’s northern border under the orders of the Lebanese Shiite terrorist organization’s leader, Hasan Nasrallah.

By Kobi Finkler

 

The IDF launched Operation “Northern Shield” overnight Monday to thwart and neutralize cross-border attack tunnels dug by the Hezbollah terror organization from Lebanon into Israel, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced.

Since 2014, a special joint Taskforce of the Intelligence Directorate and the Northern Command has been leading the operational, technological and intelligence efforts on the tunnel issue in the North. The team developed vast abilities and knowledge on Hezbollah’s attack tunnel project. Continue Reading »