Hezbollah’s Al Manar identified the man who crossed the Israeli border into Lebanon on Monday as U.S. citizen Colin Emery.
The new tunnel, like the rest of the exposed Hezbollah terror tunnels, has been booby-trapped, so that anyone entering from the other side would be risking their lives.
"In falsely seeing ourselves as a force for what ails the Middle East, we were timid about asserting ourselves when the times — and our partners — demanded it," Pompeo said.
Hezbollah and the Iranian banks are being sued for a total of $50 million in compensatory damages, plus unspecified punitive damages.
The ‘Gates of Fire’ battalion will serve under the IDF ‘Baram’ Brigade that guards the region.
“It’s not hard to imagine what would have happened if hundreds of Hezbollah operatives had entered [Israel from Lebanon] through underground attack tunnels."
The IDF holds the Lebanese government responsible for the digging of the tunnels and the ramifications of those activities.
An arsenal of Iranian Fajr-5 missiles was reportedly being stored in at least one of the weapons warehouses..
"Each tunnel is different from the other, some were carved into the rock, others are made of concrete, some go down into our territory, others rise up."
Even verification of the existence of the cross-border attack tunnels infiltrating Israeli territory -- a direction violation -- was insufficient.
"If Hezbollah will have the arrogance to attack Israel, we will bury it in the rubble of Lebanon."
PM-designate Hariri said the international community must "curb this escalation in the interest in the respect for the Blue Line and the full implementation of Resolution 1701."
"The time has come for the Security Council to act using all means against the Hezbollah terror infrastructure."
Israel demands that both UNIFIL and the Lebanese government respond to the fact that Hezbollah violated Resolution 1701 with its tunnels.
The tunnel, like the first three, has been booby-trapped by the IDF and anyone entering it on the Lebanese side risks his life.
"I estimate that Hezbollah understands that we are well prepared for any attempt on its part to respond."
The Americans distinguish between Lebanon and Hezbollah, which is why they agreed on sanctions against the terror organization.
Like the previous terror tunnels that have been found on the Northern border, this one has also been booby-trapped by the IDF.
Israel's response to a Hezbollah offensive, the spokesman warned, would target the southern Beirut suburbs of Dahieh, a Hezbollah stronghold that was attacked by Israel during the 2006 war.
It's also the sound that helped the IDF catch them before any Israeli civilians were killed, as Hezbollah intended.
"Has the time not come for you to ask for a clear answer? Do you feel safe, knowing that your homes are located above gunpowder barrels?"
Israel may preparing the foundations for a preventive strike against the terror group which has amassed an estimated 150,000 rockets at Israel's border.
The IDF booby-trapped the tunnel, and if any Hezbollah terrorists enter it, they will be killed.
The Lebanese have claimed that the IDF crossed the Blue Line on the border on Friday, a claim denied by both the IDF and UNIFIL.
Netanyahu asked the ambassadors to condemn the violation of Israeli sovereignty; they toured the area of the exposed tunnel.