Israel Army Chief, UNIFIL Commander Discuss 'Border Tunnels'


Israel's military chief has met with the head of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon to discuss the discovery of alleged tunnels Israel says were built by Hizbullah to carry out attacks.

Last week, Israel began an open-ended operation to destroy the suspected tunnels.

The Israeli military said that during the meeting, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot told UNIFIL's commander, Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col, that the alleged tunnels are a "blatant violation" of a U.N. cease-fire resolution that ended the 2006 war between Israel and Hizbullah.

It added that Eisenkot expressed the importance of the peacekeepers in enforcing the resolution and working to neutralize the suspected tunnels on the Lebanese side of the border.

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Thumb Mystic 6 months

The UNFIL is a neutral force, and not someone to do Israels dirty work.

Missing phillipo 6 months

But it is there to ensure that Hizballah complies with UN Resolution 1701, something that it has failed to do ever since it started.