Israeli fighters violated Lebanese airspace

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — Israeli Air Force fighters invaded Lebanese airspace and conduct reconnaissance flights at low altitudes over the southern city of Saida and its environs. This was reported on Wednesday by Al-Wataniya.

According to him, Israeli planes also appeared in the sky over the Western Bekaa region and the border areas of Shebaa, Hasbay, Mardzhayun and Arkub. Together with fighters in the sky over the territory of Lebanon, unmanned aerial vehicles were seen.

On March 5, General Stefano del Col, commander of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), demanded that Israel stop the invasion of aircraft in Lebanese airspace.

According to him, such actions are in violation of UN Security Council resolution 1701, which established a border termination regime in 2006, and “are contrary to the efforts of peacekeepers to maintain stability in southern Lebanon.”

The Italian general’s statement followed the rocket attacks launched last Thursday by the Israeli air force from Lebanese airspace in neighboring Syria.

The Israeli military, in turn, justifies reconnaissance flights over Lebanon by the need to monitor the movements of the Hezbollah Shiite armed police who are fighting in neighboring Syria on the side of the government army.

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