Speaking to a forum of front-line communities in Kfar Vradim in the North, head of the Northern Command Major General Yair Golan said that the IDF does not know of any infiltration tunnels crossing from Lebanon into Israel.
Although such tunnels, if they exist, do not pose a strategic threat on the northern border , the IDF is prepared to handle the matter, Golan assured the gathering.
Raviv Gutman, head of security for Baram, the Kibbutz closest to the Lebanon border, said Monday that he believes the army is taking the issue very seriously.
Nevertheless, the forum heads agreed to send a joint request to Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon to immediately revoke plans for budget cuts in the defense of the northern communities.
While the terrain on the northern border is harder to dig through than the soft dirt and sand surrounding Gaza, the possibility that Hizbullah or others would use them to carry out terror attacks cannot be discounted and has been widely discussed.