Lebanese Army Strengthens its Presence on Lebanon-Israel border

The day after Israel shot down a UAV, the Lebanese gov’t increases its military presence along their border with Israel.

By Elad Benari, Canada


The Lebanese army has increased its presence along the Lebanon-Israel border, the official Lebanese National News Agency reported on Friday.

A Lebanese soldier looks at an Israeli army patrol across the border - Photo AP

A Lebanese soldier looks at an Israeli army patrol across the border – Photo: AP


According to the report, the IDF increased its presence along the border as well, and IAF aircraft were seen flying over Lebanese territory.

The news comes a day after an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) penetrated Israeli air space from Lebanon.

The UAV was shot down by Israel about eight kilometers off the coast of Haifa.

Hizbullah was fingered as being behind the incident, but the terror group denied “sending any unmanned drone towards occupied Palestine.”

Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon promised that Israel would retaliate for the UAV flight into Israeli airspace.

“There will be an Israeli reaction,” said Danon on Army Radio. “We have seen our ability to deter Hizbullah,” he added.

“We still see Hizbullah’s leaders hiding in the shelters and not daring to travel around Lebanon,” he noted.

Danon said that while Israel would continue to deter Hizbullah, there will probably be similar attempts to enter Israeli airspace on both the northern and southern borders.

Hizbullah sent a UAV into Israeli territory in October. The IAF shot it down when it was well within Israeli territory, over Judea.


View original Arutz Sheva publication at: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/167507#.UXrOJcp0k9E