Israel’s military announced on Sunday the start of construction of an underground network of sensors along the Lebanese frontier to detect any cross-border tunnel building.
The project is getting under way a year after the Israeli military said it had destroyed a series of infiltration tunnels dug by the Lebanese Hezbollah group.
Military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus said the planned Israeli network “was not a wall” but seismic and acoustic sensors buried in the ground.
He said deployment of the network was beginning on Sunday at Misgav Am, an Israeli border community, and drilling there could go on for up to two months.
Israel and Iranian-backed Hezbollah last fought a war in 2006.