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04 Dec 2018 | 01:28 PM UTC

Israel: Operation launched against Hezbollah tunnels Dec. 4

Israel News Alert

Israel launches operation against alleged Hezbollah tunnels between Israel and Lebanon on December 4; heightened security at border

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/4/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/11/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jerusalem). COUNTRY/REGION West Bank

Event

Israeli authorities launched a military operation against the Hezbollah armed group on Tuesday, December 4. The operation aims to "expose and neutralize" tunnels allegedly dug by the group between Israel and Lebanon. A heightened security presence can be expected at the border, along with potential clashes between Israeli forces and Hezbollah. Retaliatory attacks conducted by Hezbollah cannot be ruled out.

Context

Tensions between Israel and Hezbollah remain high since the 2006 war on the Lebanese border, where Hezbollah forces were able to fight back Israel's position in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah is currently a main actor in the war in Syria and has been supported by Iran.

Advice

Individuals in Israel are advised to monitor developments to the situation, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and be prepared to seek shelter in the event of a rocket attack or airstrike. Some Western governments advise their citizens against travel to border areas of Israel.

 

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