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IDF Operation on Lebanon Border Destroys Hezbollah Attack Tunnels

In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, photo, a bulldozer works near a wall at the Israel Lebanon border near Rosh Haniqra, northern Israel, Israel is building a massive wall along its northern border, saying the barrier is needed to protect civilians from Hezbollah attacks, but the project has raised tensions …
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The Times of Israel reports: The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday launched an operation to destroy a number of cross-border attack tunnels that it says were dug by the Iran-backed Hezbollah into northern Israel from Lebanon.

The attack tunnels have long been rumored to have been dug from southern Lebanon into Israeli territory by the Iran backed terror group, but Israeli defense officials repeatedly either denied their existence or refused to discuss it.

Announcing the launch of Operation Northern Shield, IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said “a number of tunnels” have penetrated Israeli territory. “We see Hezbollah’s actions as a flagrant and blatant violation of Israeli sovereignty,” he said.

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