Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah waves to the crowd in Beirut, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
In a shocking radio address in Lebanon, Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah just announced the drone brought down by Israel last Saturday indeed originated from Hezbollah. Nasrallah also announced the drone was Irainian made but assembled by members of Hezbollah. The drone flew a mere 30 kilometers from the Dimona reactor.
Israeli military warplanes staged mock raids over southern Lebanon on Sunday and deployed Patriot missiles in Haifa on Monday.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah confirmed Thursday that the Lebanese resistance group was behind a drone that Israel shot down over the weekend.
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Nasrallah said the drone flew over sensitive locations of Israel and said the Jewish state identified it over the suspected Demona nuclear site.
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He said the UAV was Iranian made but assembled by members of Hezbollah.
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Nasrallah said it was the party’s “natural right” to send drones into Israel “whenever we want and this will not be last time.”
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He said since the implementation of UNSCR 1701, there have been 20,864 violations of Lebanese airspace by the Jewish state.
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Nasrallah said the drone flight over Israel proved Hezbollah was not pre-occupied by other regional developments.
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The Hezbollah chief also denied that members of the resistance group were in Syria fighting alongside forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.
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Nasrallah said one of the aims of the unrest in Syria was to tarnish the name of the resistance.
(Hat tip MW commenters Walid and Taxi)