Lebanon

Operation Northern Shield for locating and neutralizing Hezbollah tunnels on Israel’s northern border (December 30, 2018 Update)

On December 26, 2018, the IDF blew up the fifth Hezbollah terrorist tunnel, which had been located a few days before in the region of the Shi'ite village of Ayta al-Shab (east of the Israeli community of Zar'it). Before the tunnel was destroyed the IDF called on the Lebanese villagers to evacuate the area (IDF spokesman, December 26, 2018).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 12 – December 18, 2018)

This past week events focused on four shooting, stabbing and vehicular attacks, three in the Ramallah area (one in the Old City in Jerusalem). In the "return march" and mini-flotilla in the Gaza Strip the level of violence was relatively low despite the escalation in Judea and Samaria. The IDF located a fourth Hezbollah tunnel near the Israel-Lebanon border. UNIFIL confirmed the existence of four tunnels, two of which crossed the border.
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Operation Northern Shield on the Israel-Lebanon Border for the Destruction of Hezbollah Tunnels Penetrating into Israel (The situation on the ground, December 18, 2018)

On December 15, 2018, a fourth tunnel was exposed crossing the border from Lebanon into Israeli territory. IDF forces continue their activities along the border, so far without serious friction with Hezbollah or the Lebanese army, which are monitoring the activity. Hezbollah continues to keep a low media profile regarding the IDF's activity.
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Security Council Resolution 1701 and Its Systematic Violation by Hezbollah and Iran

The IDF is currently carrying out Operation Northern Shield to expose and neutralize the attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah along the Israeli-Lebanese border. The construction of the tunnels is another example of the systematic, significant violations of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, passed at the end of the Second Lebanon War.
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Spotlight on Iran (December 2, 2018 – December 16, 2018)

Iran is keeping a low profile with regards to the “Northern Shield” operation carried out by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to destroy Hezbollah tunnels along Israel’s border with Lebanon. The Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)’s Qods Force, Qasem Soleimani, visited Iraq and met with the country’s grand mufti. An extraordinary commentary published in the reformist Iranian paper harshly criticized Hamas
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Operation Northern Shield on the Israel-Lebanon Border for the Destruction of Hezbollah Tunnels Penetrating into Israel (The situation on the ground, December 11, 2018)

On December 11, 2018, the IDF exposed a third tunnel crossing the Israeli-Lebanese border. IDF forces continue their activities along the border, so far without friction with Hezbollah or the Lebanese army, which are monitoring the events.
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