Netanyahu Says 'Border Tunnels' Operation to 'Continue as Long as Necessary'

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that an operation launched by the Israeli army on Lebanon’s border to destroy suspected Hizbullah tunnels would continue “as long as necessary.”

Netanyahu said the alleged tunnels are aimed at “sending terrorists into northern Israel.”

Noting that the operation decision had been taken weeks ago, the Israeli premier described it as “a small part of a deployment operation on all fronts to defend Israel.”

"We are acting with determination to prevent Iran from being rooted in Syria... we are also acting against Iran's terrorist actions in Lebanon," he said.

Netanyahu said he would discuss the matter with world leaders in the coming days and that he was seeking an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss Hizbullah's "aggression."

An official from the so-called Axis of Resistance -- a grouping led by Iran and made up of Syrian officials, Iraqi Shiite militias, Hizbullah and other groups -- meanwhile said Hizbullah fighters were "on high alert to confront any possible Israeli aggression." The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the group's military activities with the media.

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Missing lappeaudecouille 7 months

A war criminal.

Thumb warrior 7 months

Nassrallah is

Missing phillipo 7 months

When exactly was the last time Israel attacked Lebanon, not retaliate to a Lebanese, Hizballah, attack? Answer - Never.
As war can only be declared between countries, the armed clashes between Hizballah and Israel, can not be called "war".
Therefore there are no war criminals. The only criminals are those terrorists who attack and try to invade across a universally accepted international border.

Missing lappeaudecouille 7 months

Murderer of children.

Thumb barrymore 7 months

and your Sayyed is not?

Thumb tric.portugal 7 months

everybody know that Israel will continue until the extremination of the militar+political power of the Cristhians in Lebanon !!! with the suport of Trump!!! Obama and Israel support the extremination of the Cristhians in Iraque...now Trump and Israel persecuted the main objective in the region, the extremination of Cristhianity in Lebanon...nothing new!!!

Thumb tric.portugal 7 months

everybody know that Israel will continue until the extremination of the militar+political power of the Cristhians in Lebanon !!! with the suport of Trump!!! Obama and Israel support the extremination of the Cristhians in Iraque...now Trump and Israel persecuted the main objective in the region, the extremination of Cristhianity in Lebanon...nothing new!!!

Thumb blablablablabla 7 months

It continues till they have time to dig one.

Like when they claimed there are missiles sites next to the airport or in SOS slip

Missing arturo 7 months

Berri has questioned the existence of the tunnels. The best approach for Lebanon is to insist that Israel show UNIFIL the tunnel in Lebanon's presence. When Israel is unable to do so -- since they don't exist according to Berri -- Lebanon will then insist on a news conference with UNIFIL where UNIFIL will state what they found.