Israel Continues To Violate Lebanese Airspace

TheDailyStar/Mohammed Zaatari

Enemy aircraft conducted mock raids over Nabatieh, Sidon, Beirut, El-Metn, and other areas in Lebanon, reported NNA on Thursday.

Over the past days, residents in the south of Lebanon as well as in Beirut have reported hearing the loud sounds of Israeli aircraft flying at low altitudes.

Following these intense airspace violations by enemy aircraft, caretaker Prime Minister Hassab Diab addressed the issue during a meeting with the Higher Defense Council. 

“Israel is tampering with Lebanon’s security situation,” he stated, and called for the improvement of security coordination and “open eyes.”

On the same evening, caretaker Defense Minister Zeina Akar issued a statement calling on the United Nations to “intervene quickly” to stop Israel from continuing to breach Lebanese airspace.

“These acts constitute a breach of Lebanese sovereignty and a clear violation of International Security Council resolution #1701, which establishes the rules of stability and security in South Lebanon, and any breach of it may further complicate the situation,” she said.

It is worth mentioning that there are reports that Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah fled Lebanon for Iran amid regional conflict. The report claims that he will move to Iran for an indefinite amount of time.

The reported move comes after the recent assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist near Tehran. Additionally, a senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards was reportedly killed in a drone strike on the Iraq-Syria border.

A separate report from the same source claims that Hezbollah uncovered an Israeli plot to assassinate Nasrallah.