News ID: 105618
Publish Date : 12 August 2022 - 21:17

BEIRUT (Dispatches) – Fighters from the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah have intercepted and fired shots at a drone belonging to the Zionist regime that was hovering over the southern part of Lebanon.
Lebanon’s Arabic-language online newspaper Elnashra reported that Hezbollah air defense units fired at a Zionist drone that had entered the Lebanese skies and was hovering over Meidoun village in the country’s southern district of Western Beqaa early on Friday.
Last month, Elnashra reported that a Zionist unmanned aerial vehicle that had crossed into Lebanon’s airspace went down in al-Wazzani village, which lies in the Hasbaya district of the country’s southern Nabatieh province.
Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network, citing a statement released by the Lebanese Armed Forces, reported on May 26 that an Israeli Skylark drone had crashed on the outskirts of Rmeish village in the district of Bint Jbeil.
The report added that Zionist troops attempted to recover the unmanned aerial vehicle afterwards, but Lebanese army troops assumed control over it first.
The statement also said that the regime’s violation was being followed up in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
Last month, Hezbollah published a video threatening the gas extraction infrastructure at the Karish offshore field, near a disputed maritime between Lebanon and the occupying regime.
The video footage, which also contains a rare glimpse of Hezbollah weaponry, was broadcast on Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Manar television station.
It was issued by Hezbollah’s War Media Department, which the group uses to broadcast footage of military operations and battles and contains images of ships involved in drilling for and extracting hydrocarbons along with what appears to be their coordinates.
Lebanese politicians hope that commercially viable hydrocarbon resources off Lebanon’s coast could help the debt-ridden country out of its worst economic crisis in decades.
The regime frequently violates Lebanon’s airspace. Lebanon’s government, Hezbollah and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have repeatedly condemned the occupying regime’s overflights, saying they are in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 and Lebanon’s sovereignty.
The resolution, which brokered a ceasefire in the war the Zionist regime launched against Lebanon in 2006, calls on the regime to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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