“UNIFIL at this stage can confirm that two of the tunnels cross the Blue Line.” the UNIFIL said according to the statement.
In a development that will bolster Israel’s case against Hezbollah in a UN Security Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, UNIFIL confirmed Monday that at least two Hezbollah-dug tunnels from Lebanon cross into Israel’s territory in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701.
“UNIFIL has been actively following up on developments relating to the discovery of tunnels along the Blue Line by the Israel Defense Forces,” the organization said in a statement. It acknowledged the existence of four tunnels near the Israel-Lebanon border.
“After further technical investigations conducted independently in accordance with its mandate, UNIFIL at this stage can confirm that two of the tunnels cross the Blue Line. These constitute violations of UN Security Council resolution 1701,” the statement read.
UNIFIL characterized this a “matter of serious concern” and “has requested the Lebanese authorities ensure urgent follow-up actions in accordance with the responsibilities of the Government of Lebanon pursuant to resolution 1701.”