The Israeli army on Monday showed the inside of a sophisticated tunnel passing deep underground from Lebanon into northern Israel, almost a mile away inside Lebanon and reached depths of 265 feet, about the height of a 22-storey building, into Israel, near the town of Zarit.
Tunnels dug by Iran-backed Shi’ite militant organization Hizbollah were discovered earlier this year and sealed off.
Israeli army spokesman said the tunnel was intended for use by Lebanese Hizbollah militants.
The tunnel had electrical wiring, fuse boxes and communications equipment.
The tunnel was rendered inoperative by filling it with concrete and other sealants.
The careful study of the construction by the army said it was carried out in recent months to penetrate Israeli territory for the purpose of allowing thousands of Hizbollah terrorists to attack military and civilian targets.
Hizbollah said the group has been able to enter Israel for years.
Hizbollah has waged an increasingly open campaign and militant attacks on Israel.
Israel and Hizbollah last fought a war in 2006.
Israel regards Iran as its biggest foe and Hizbollah as the main threat on its borders.