Israeli Drones Fly over Lebanon Capital

Israeli renaissance aircraft have once again violated Lebanon’s airspace, flying over most parts of the country, including the capital Beirut.

A statement released by the Lebanese army said on Wednesday that a number of Israeli drones entered Lebanon’s airspace from the south in the early hours of Tuesday and flew over eastern Bekaa as well as nearly most areas in the south and Beirut in the west, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The Israeli planes left the Lebanese airspace after nearly 20 hours on Wednesday.

Lebanon’s military often reports airspace violations by Israeli aircraft but does not usually open fire on them.

The airspace violations, which are reported on an almost daily basis, contravene United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the Israeli war on Lebanon in 2006.

On Friday, 12 Israeli fighter jets entered Lebanese airspace.

The Israeli military says the flights serve surveillance purposes.

The Lebanese government has submitted documentation to the UN proving that Israel has breached the provisions of the resolution on more than 7,000 occasions by violating Lebanon’s airspace, territorial waters, and border.

The latest Israeli airspace violation came while Lebanese President Michel Sleiman had submitted an official complaint to the United Nations Security Council over Israeli espionage activities inside Lebanon.

Over the past two weeks, the Lebanese army, acting on an alert coming from the resistance movement of Hezbollah, has dismantled several Israeli spy systems planted in different locations across the country.

The long-range surveillance devices covered the towns in western, eastern and southern Lebanon, and parts of Syria.

(Press TV)

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