- [Reporter] These are Hezbollahoperatives making their way
through an attack tunnelthat ends inside Israel.
The IDF distributed thefootage showing the men
approaching a hidden IDF camera,
an explosion, and the men running away.
- These cross-borderterror tunnels were built
by Hezbollah with a directsupport and funding from Iran.
They were built with one purpose in mind:
to attack and murder innocent
Israeli men, women, and children.
This is a grave violationof Israel's sovereignty.
- [Reporter] According to the IDF,
this tunnel begins in theLebanese village of Kfar Kela.
It's about 650 feet long including
about 120 feet inside Israeland is about 80 feet deep.
This IDF graphic shows howthe tunnel crosses the border.
Israel announced it had begun what
it's calling OperationNorthern Shield on Tuesday
and went into action to expose the tunnels
along its northern border.
This footage shows how close the Lebanese
population lives to the border and just
how well they can see what'sgoing on inside Israel.
On the Israeli side, agricultural fields
and orchards flank the border.
Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu said
he had a message forthe people of Lebanon.
- Hezbollah is puttingyour lives in danger.
They are sacrificing your wellbeing
to serve the aggressive purposes of Iran.
Israel holds the Lebanesegovernment accountable
for all terror activity emanating
from Lebanon against Israel.
- [Reporter] Since the endof the Second Lebanon War
in 2006, UN Resolution1701 required UN forces
to essentially maintaina Hezbollah-free zone
next to the border.
But Israel's ambassadorto the UN Danny Danon
said the UN's forces inLebanon aren't doing the job.
- This is a clear violationand willful disregard
of UN Security Council Resolution 1701.
UNIFIL's mission is to prevent the buildup
of arms and militaryinfrastructure in southern Lebanon.
Clearly, it is not doing enough.
- [Reporter] Danon called on the UN
to condemn Hezbollah's actions.
- Israel has no interest in escalation,
but we will do whatever it takes
to defend our sovereigntyand our citizens.
The Security Council mustcondemn this terrorist threat.
- [Reporter] So far,Hezbollah hasn't responded
to the Israeli operation.
In the meantime, Israel is continuing
to expose and destroy the tunnels
in an operation expectedto last a few weeks.
Julie Stahl, CBN News, Jerusalem.