Israeli army finds ‘most significant’ Hezbollah terror tunnel
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Israeli army finds ‘most significant’ Hezbollah terror tunnel

IDF discovered the mile-long 260-feet-deep site during the winter Operation Northern Shield, adding that it took years to build but would now be destroyed

  • A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • An Israeli soldier stands at a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    An Israeli soldier stands at a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • An Israeli soldier holding a telephone receiver that has been installed inside a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    An Israeli soldier holding a telephone receiver that has been installed inside a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • An Israeli soldier stands at a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    An Israeli soldier stands at a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • An Israeli soldier stands at a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    An Israeli soldier stands at a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • An Israeli soldier stands at a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    An Israeli soldier stands at a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • An Israeli soldier stands at a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    An Israeli soldier stands at a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • An Israeli soldier stands at the enterance of a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    An Israeli soldier stands at the enterance of a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • An Israeli soldier stands at the enterance of a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    An Israeli soldier stands at the enterance of a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • An enterance of a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    An enterance of a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
  • An enterance of a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
    An enterance of a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX

The Israeli military said it uncovered the “longest” and “most significant” Hezbollah attack tunnel on the border with Lebanon.

The discovery of the nearly mile long tunnel was made in the winter during Operation Northern Shield, which aimed to expose and neutralise cross-border attack tunnels, but was announced Wednesday.

The tunnel is 22 stories deep, or 260 feet, and stretches more than 250 feet into Israel, the Israel Defence Forces said, calling it Hezbollah’s “flagship” tunnel. Inside was infrastructure for lights, a public address system and stairs made of concrete.

The IDF said the tunnel took years to build and would be destroyed in the coming days.

The Israeli army has found and destroyed six Hezbollah cross-border tunnels.

 

A Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, on the border between Israel and Lebanon in northern Israel, on May 29, 2019. Photo by: Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
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