Sunday 16 June 2019

Rabbi with 'special powers' found Hizbollah's tunnels

 

Israeli troops and police enlisted a “mystical” rabbi to help them hunt for Hizbollah tunnels stretching into Israel from Lebanon
Israeli troops and police enlisted a “mystical” rabbi to help them hunt for Hizbollah tunnels stretching into Israel from Lebanon

Raf Sanchez

Israeli troops and police enlisted a "mystical" rabbi to help them hunt for Hizbollah tunnels stretching into Israel from Lebanon.

The 50-year-old, known as Yehuda, is a follower of a mystic form of Judaism and joined security forces on patrols between 2013 and 2016. Officers said he seemed to be able to divine the location of tunnels, according to the 'Times of Israel', and one colonel filed a report advising his superiors to continue to seek his help.

"There is no reason not to accept the rabbi's help facing other operational challenges in the army's various theatres of operation," he wrote.

However, the Israel Defence Force was not convinced and ordered a halt to the patrols.

"The IDF never relied at any stage upon citizens with any sort of abilities. Rather, it used advanced technological and intelligence means only," an IDF spokesman said. (© Daily Telegraph London)

Telegraph.co.uk

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