Lebanon: Israel Breached Beirut's Airspace and Waters 10 Times

Published January 3rd, 2021 - 10:48 GMT
A picture taken from Lebanon's southern Tallet al-Hamamsah hill shows Israeli security forces on a road in the Israeli northern town of Metula, by the border blue line, on January 3, 2021, as Hezbollah supporters and members mark the first anniversary of the killing of slain Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani. Ali DIA / AFP
A picture taken from Lebanon's southern Tallet al-Hamamsah hill shows Israeli security forces on a road in the Israeli northern town of Metula, by the border blue line, on January 3, 2021, as Hezbollah supporters and members mark the first anniversary of the killing of slain Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani. Ali DIA / AFP

The Lebanese Army reported Thursday 10 Israeli breaches of the country's airspace and territorial waters over a period of 48 hours.

The military said it recorded five breaches by Israeli drones overflying parts of Lebanon overnight Thursday which came hours after Israeli warplanes flew in Lebanese airspace on four different occasions Wednesday. An Israeli patrol boat also sailed 166 meters into Lebanon's territorial waters off Ras Naqoura border town on Tuesday.


The army said it was following up on the breaches with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Israeli aircraft overfly Lebanon on almost daily basis despite a UN Security Council resolution banning it from breaching Lebanese sovereignty. The resolution had ended a 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah and beefed up the UN peacekeeping mission in south Lebanon.

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