Ex-defense minister admits officials lied about Hezbollah tunnels for years

The Times of Israel reports: “Former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon on Thursday acknowledged that Israeli officials lied about the existence of Hezbollah’s cross-border attack tunnels for years before the military announced this week that it planned to destroy them in a new operation dubbed Northern Shield.

‘We did it to mislead the other side,’ he told Army Radio.

Ya’alon joined a chorus of Israeli officials criticizing the manner in which the army’s effort to destroy the Hezbollah attack tunnels was revealed to the public…”

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