While touring the Israeli-Lebanese border with ministers from his Security Cabinet, Netanyahu said that "the IDF presented the progress it made in neutralizing the tunnels. The operation is almost entirely behind us."This is extraordinary work that prevents Hezbollah's from using this weapon. Hezbollah invested a great deal in building these tunnels, and we ruined it for them,” he added.
During the five hour tour, senior IDF officials—including IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, and Northern Command Commander Gen. Aviv Kohavi— presented the Cabinet ministers with their progress report on Operation Northern Shield, and updated them about the situation in Syria. At the end of the tour, a cabinet discussion was held.
Meanwhile, Hezbollah said Tuesday that the Israeli army has brought concrete mixers to seal tunnels along the border, adding that the IDF has used 190 concrete mixers so far. According to the Shiite terror organization, by employing concrete mixers, "the enemy is trying to calm its residents and reduce the levels of panic and fear among its command over reports of tunnels reaching into Israel's territory."
The terrorist organization also claimed that IDF's Engineering Corps has begun excavation work in Meiss Ej Jabal (near Kibbutz Manara).