Hezbollah Claims Responsibility For Drone
The leader of the Lebanon-based militant Islamic group Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that infiltrated Israeli airspace last Saturday.
The drone was made in Iran and assembled in Lebanon, the BBC quoted Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah as saying on Friday.
After the Israeli Air Force successfully shot down the drone without incident, IDF officials suspected the infiltration was a joint Iran-Hezbollah reconnaissance mission, intending to gather information on a later attack on Israel’s Dimona nuclear plant.
Sheikh Nasrallah mentioned the drone flew into “sensitive” Israeli sites, which is believed to be a reference to Dimona.
Israel quickly responded to the drone infiltration with several air assaults into Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday, targeting known terrorist locations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking during a visit to the frontier with Egypt, said Israel was “acting with determination to protect our borders”.
“As we prevented last weekend an attempt by Hezbollah, we shall continue to act aggressively against all threats,” he said.