On December 16, an engineer unit of the Israeli military approached the U.N. monitored “blue line” and planted an earthquake sensor in the area of Kurum al-Sharqi near the southern Lebanese town of Meiss al-Jabal, according to the Hezbollah media wing.
Earlier, the Israeli military claimed that it had found a 4th “Hezbollah attack tunnel” in the framework of Operation Northern Shield. The operation, which was launched on December 3, is aimed at discovering and neutralizing any tunnel that penetrates Israel territory.
The Lebanese military has stepped up its presence along the blue line since the beginning of operation Northern Shield. The Hezbollah media wing said that the army began installing cameras along in the line in order to monitor the Israeli movements in the region.
Few days after the beginning of Operation Northern Shield, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that there is a “reasonable possibility” that the Israeli military may have to conduct operations inside Lebanon territory in order to neutralize the alleged threat of Hezbollah tunnels.
As the Israeli military continue to operate near the blue line, the possibility of a military confrontation with Hezbollah grows. Officials of the Lebanese group had warned that there will be a response to any violation by Israeli.