Is Hezbollah Digging Tunnels to Israel? IDF Intends to Find Out

January 28, 2015  

On Wednesday, Hezbollah terrorist fired mortar shells at IDF vehicles in the area of Har Dov in the northern Golan – a serious enough incident, but an open one that the IDF can fight. It’s the kind of attack that takes place once in awhile, but residents of northern Israel have learned to take them in stride.

Far more worrying to them, however, is the prospect that Hezbollah is preparing another kind of attack – an underground one, via Hamas-style tunnels that many believe are being dug even as Hezbollah attacks IDF jeeps in the Golan.

Many residents of the north have complained of hearing underground noises – some of which were very loud, and sounded very much like the sound of heavy drilling. The IDF, said Shimon Gueta, head of the Upper Galilee Regional Council, is taking these reports seriously and is actively examining these complaints.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Gueta said that he could not explain the phenomenon, but that he had spoken to many IDF officials, and all of them have said that so far, nothing has been found. “Because there have been so many complaints recently, they are intensifying the investigations,” he added.

Meanwhile, Gueta said, residents of the north were persevering with the increased security situation that transpired Wednesday, and that most of the area was now “back to normal.” While many tourists who had been set to visit the region this weekend canceled their reservations, Gueta said he was optimistic that visitors would return – if, of course, the situation calms down.

Earlier Wednesday, the Lebanese terror group fired antitank missiles at two IDF vehicles in the Har Dov area (Shebaa Farms) in a Hezbollah ambush Wednesday morning. Seven people were wounded and two soldiers were killed. The IDF vigorously denied Hezbollah claims that an IDF soldier had been kidnapped, and a Lebanese report later confirmed that Hezbollah had failed to capture an Israeli soldier.

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