Over the past several months, Lebanon’s airspace was violated many times by Israeli aircraft, all the way to Beirut and Mount Lebanon, so much that residents of Beirut and other towns have become familiar with the sound of enemy drones.
In the weeks after the Beirut explosion, UNIFIL Commander Major General Stefano Del Col said that the UNIFIL had recorded “a large number of air violations by the IDF.”
Condemning such actions, Del Col asked the IDF to stop overflying Lebanese airspace. He stressed that “such persistent violations escalate tensions and could trigger incidents endangering the cessation of hostilities between Lebanon and Israel.”
There have yet been no comments from Hezbollah or the Lebanese government.
This new violation comes at a time when Lebanon and Israel are in negotiations over the disputed maritime border.