The Israeli military revealed on Wednesday that one of the recently discovered Hezbollah tunnels originates near the town of Ramyah on the Lebanese side of the Blue Line, claiming it terminates “several meters into Israeli territory,” near the Israeli moshav of Zarit.
Judging by the wording of the israel Defense Forces statement on Wednesday, the tunnel in question was probably the fourth discovered by the IDF believed to be intended for staging secret attacks into israel by the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah.
“During the weekend, IDF soldiers exposed a Hezbollah attack tunnel that crossed into Israeli territory from Lebanon,” an IDF spokesperson said in a statement, according to Arutz Sheva. “Today, the location has been cleared for publication. The attack tunnel was dug in the area of the Shiite village Ramyah and penetrated several meters into Israeli territory. The efforts to expose and neutralize the attack tunnels will continue as necessary.”
The tunnel was discovered using seismic listening devices but also by monitoring the area and discovering telltale clues, such as a single tree that had burned, the Jerusalem Post reported, citing the IDF.
The UN-arbitrated Blue Line serves as the de facto border between Israel and Lebanon, following the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the south of the country in 2000, although it isn’t recognized as the actual border. Subsequent…