The tunnel threat is becoming an international issue. The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), charged with monitoring the border between Israel and Lebanon, acknowledged on Monday that the existence of four tunnel with two penetrating into Israel. UNIFIL further acknowledged that these tunnels violate UN Security Council Resolution 1701, saying they are “a matter of serious concern.” UNIFIL contacted the Lebanese government, requesting they “ensure urgent follow-up actions in accordance with [their] responsibilities.”
Following the drive-by shooting – and murder – of two IDF soldiers Thursday, the IDF heightened its activity in the West Bank. It launched a massive man-hunt to capture the murderer, who turned himself in Friday. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would accelerate efforts to destroy terrorists’ homes in response.
Hezbollah blatantly violates UNSC Resolution 1701, including breaching Israeli sovereignty for the sake of harming Israeli civilians. Among the conditions they are violating is that UNIFIL should be the only military force in southern Lebanon. The discovery of three cross-border attack tunnels is yet more evidence of this.