The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) confirmed on Thursday the existence of a tunnel on the Israeli-Lebanese border, two days after the start of an operation of the Israeli army to destroy, according to you, the attack tunnels from Lebanon. Lebanese Hezbollah spotted in Israeli territory.
Finul made the announcement in a statement after a visit to an area near the border town of Metula in northern Israel. The strength of the UN does not mention the Lebanese Shiite movement in its declaration.
General Stefano Del Col, commander of UNIFIL, accompanied by a technical team, went to this area "where Israel said he had discovered a tunnel near the blue line", which holds the border between two countries according to the version.
"After inspecting the site, UNIFIL can confirm the existence of a tunnel in this area," he added. Finul is "engaged with the parties to provide urgent follow-up (of the situation)." It is very important to have a complete idea of this dangerous event. "
The international organization stated that it would send "preliminary results" to the Lebanese authorities concerned.
On Tuesday, Israel announced it had unearthed Hezbollah tunnels, its arch-nemesis supported by Iran, which infiltrated its territory from Lebanon and launched an operation to destroy them.
The Israeli army, which asked UNIFIL to intervene, said that one of the open tunnels was leaving a house in the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila, which travels 40 meters in Israeli territory, adding to work on its " neutralization".
According to a military spokesman, Israeli forces currently operate in three areas along the border from west to east.
On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought Israeli-based diplomats to the Lebanese border to show them Hezbollah's underground tunnels, asking them to punish the Lebanese movement.