Israel finds secret Hezbollah tunnels running from Lebanon into its territory
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Israel has for the first time discovered tunnels running into Israeli territory from Lebanon, dug over a number of years by Lebanese militant Shiite group Hezbollah. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a military operation – dubbed “Northern Shield” – to search for more tunnels; three have so far been found that are as sophisticated as those dug by Hamas. As the search continues, the Israeli army fears an escalation with Hezbollah. FRANCE 24’s Irris Makler, Antoine Mariotti and Cécile Galluccio report from Metula, Israel, on the search for tunnels and the reactions of residents living nearby.