Digging up Hezbollah’s dirty work
is acutely aware that any such operation involves huge risks.
Hezbollah’s tunnels don’t so much cross a redline as dig deep under it – waiting for the day that a large force of armed terrorists could suddenly burst out of the ground in Israeli sovereign territory. Tehran might be thousands of miles away, but Iran’s forces and proxies are right on the doorstep, trying to break in without being detected.
The network of Hezbollah terror tunnels provides two sobering lessons to Israel. Even in the missile-warfare age, land matters. Those advocating territorial compromises need to realize just how shaky the ground will be if terror tunnels are being dug below the surface. This, of course, includes Judea and Samaria (the West Bank). No less important, Israel has once again learned that ultimately it can rely only on its own soldiers, not international peacekeeping forces.
But there is a lesson in this, too, for Nasrallah and the Iranian leadership: They need to know that the light at the end of the tunnel is being held by an Israeli soldier.
ISRAELI DRILLING EQUIPMENT is seen next to the border with Lebanon, near the Lebanese village of Kafr Kila, seen from Israel’s side on December 4.