The idea comes amid a visit by the Israeli’s prime minister to the border with Lebanon, where the Israeli Army is trying to shut down underground tunnels that Hezbollah allegedly uses to smuggle weapons. Netanyahu showed one such tunnel to diplomats from other countries in order to persuade them to impose sanctions on Hezbollah.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested that the ongoing “Northern Shield” operation, aimed at destroying Hezbollah’s tunnels on the border with Lebanon, could spill over to the territory of the neighbouring country, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported.
“There is a major chance that we will act on the territory of Lebanon in the course of the ‘Northern Shield’ operation to detect and eliminate Hezbollah’s tunnels, which cross the Israeli border”, he said.
The statement was reportedly made as Netanyahu was showing foreign diplomats the Israeli border with Lebanon and one of the tunnels that the Israeli Army had discovered during the course of the operation.
“We are systematically taking the tunnels weapon from our enemies and we will act decisively and systematically against anyone who attacks us”, he said.
During this demonstration, the Israeli prime minister urged diplomats to support the imposition of hash sanctions against Hezbollah and condemn its alleged violation of Israel’s sovereignty.
Lebanon slammed Tel Aviv’s claims that Hezbollah had dug tunnels coming from its territory and demanded that Israel…