Israel launches operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels
Two years later, Israel detected that the group had shared information with Hamas - the Palestinian Islamist movement that governs Gaza - which also developed a powerful underground infrastructure at the border of the Gaza Strip with Israel and Egypt.
Israel then put together a joint force with the Northern Command, Israeli Combat Engineering Corps, Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure and the Military Intelligence to detect threats from the attack tunnels at the Lebanon border called the 'blue line'.
Conricus added that the tunnels represent a clear violation of Israel's sovereignty and demonstrate Hezbollah's indifference to the UN resolutions.
While the tunnels infiltrated Israeli territory, they were discovered before becoming operational and posed no imminent threat to the Israeli civilian population.
The tunnels were another example of Iran's "entrenchment" in the region, the spokesperson said.
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