Hizbullah's Operational Plan to Invade the Galilee through Underground Tunnels

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira - After the Second Lebanon War in 2006, Hizbullah set as its goal in the next war with Israel to develop methods of attack that would allow Hizbullah to fight the war within Israeli territory. Hizbullah's military commander, Imad Mughniyeh, led this process, asserting that Hizbullah would invade the northern Israeli Galilee region and conquer it. Hizbullah special forces trained to take control of isolated Israeli communities along the northern border. Tunnels were to be constructed infiltrating into Israeli territory, close to Israeli communities, to enable the movement of several hundred fighters. The model envisioned was that of invasion tunnels from North Korea into South Korea, which Mughniyah's Iranian guides had studied intensively. The writer, a senior researcher at the Jerusalem Center, served as Military Secretary to the Prime Minister and as Israel Foreign Ministry chief of staff.

2018-12-04 00:00:00

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