UN troops confirm tunnel on the border between Lebanon and Israel Israel News

UN troops confirm tunnel on the border between Lebanon and Israel Israel News

United Nations peacekeepers have confirmed the existence of a tunnel in northern Israel near the Lebanese border, just days after Tel Aviv accused Hezbollah's armed group of digging under the border.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) said it had "visited a site near Metula in northern Israel" and "can confirm the existence of a site tunnel".

UNIFIL stated that it was "in contact with the parties for urgent follow-up" and "communicate their preliminary findings to the competent authorities in Lebanon".

The UN affirmation came one day after Lebanon said Israel had not produced any evidence to prove its allegations of a network of attack tunnels allegedly constructed by Hezbollah.