Twelve Israeli warplanes penetrate southern Lebanon airspace
According to a statement issued by the Lebanese army on Wednesday, four of the Israeli warplanes, which flew over the coastal town of Naqoura, hovered for several hours over the villages in southern Lebanon before leaving the area.
The statement added that the last of the sorties over the country’s airspace took place at 2:00 a.m. local time.
Israeli fighter jets reportedly conducted similar flights by eight other warplanes on Tuesday.
A Lebanese official also said the recent acts of violation by the Israeli regime were part of Tel Aviv’s “increased activity” over Lebanon’s airspace in the past week.
The areas where the Israeli flights took place borders southern Syria.
Israel violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.
Lebanon’s government, the Hezbollah resistance movement, and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have repeatedly condemned the flyovers, saying they are in clear violation of UN 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 Israel to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
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