Israel's Lebanon border operation seen as a political move by embattled Netanyahu

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CNBC—Israeli forces this week launched an operation to destroy what the country's government says are Hezbollah tunnels crossing into Israeli territory from Lebanon. The announcement follows weeks of negative press for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu briefed Putin on anti-tunnel operation along Israel-Lebanon border: Kremlin. Netanyahu said this week that the tunnels were meant for use by Hezbollah fighters to infiltrate Israel from Lebanon and carry out attacks.