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Hezbollah shoots down intruding Israeli drone

Press TV – August 23, 2020

The Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah says it has shot down an Israeli drone that had violated the country’s airspace.

The drone was downed near the border town of Aita al-Shaab, Hezbollah said in a statement.

It also said that the drone is currently in the possession of the resistance group.

The Israeli military later confirmed that the drone fell in the Lebanese territory, but added that there was no concern of information being leaked.

The shoot-down of the Israeli drone came one day after Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said the Lebanese resistance movement will neither allow Israel nor its sponsors the chance to launch an aggression against Lebanon, warning the Tel Aviv regime and its allies of a heavy price.

“We will neither give Israel nor anyone who recognizes it the opportunity to launch an attack without paying the price. We will not capitulate to those who wish to rob us of our honor and victory… We want to protect Lebanon, its sovereignty and independence, whereas they [those who recognize Israel] do not care if Israel is still occupying our lands,” Sheikh Qassem said during a ceremony in the Lebanese capital Beirut late on Friday.

Lebanon’s government, Hezbollah and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have repeatedly condemned Israel’s overflights, saying they are in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 and the country’s sovereignty.

UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brokered a ceasefire in the war of aggression Israel launched against Lebanon in 2006, calls on Tel Aviv to respect Beirut’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

In 2009, Lebanon filed a complaint with the UN, presenting over 7,000 documents pertaining to Israeli violations of Lebanese territory.

August 23, 2020 - Posted by | Aletho News | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I read this news elsewhere last night. I made this comment at that site:

    “Noted. I’d sure like to have some reader reaction/comment as to implications, portent….
    May God damn (and may Lebanon damn! and may the UN damn! and may the world damn!) the effing Zionist monster so-called Israel for routinely/serially violating the sovereign airspace of an adjacent nation!”

    Last reaction here/now: l like/admire this above-reported unified position! —
    “Lebanon’s government, Hezbollah and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have repeatedly condemned Israel’s overflights, saying they are in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 and the country’s sovereignty.” Amen!!!

    Viva Lebanon! Viva Lebanon, dammit!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by roberthstiver | August 23, 2020 | Reply

  2. “Lebanon’s government, Hezbollah and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have repeatedly condemned Israel’s overflights, saying they are in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 and the country’s sovereignty.”

    Israel routinely ignores UN General Assembly resolutions with disdain . Israel is an International Renegade, with no interest in International Law……

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 23, 2020 | Reply


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