The leader of Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for launching a drone which entered Israeli airspace earlier this week, a rare and provocative move by the Lebanese militants at a time of soaring regional tensions.
Israeli warplanes shot down the unmanned aircraft, but the infiltration marked a rare breach of Israel's airspace. Hezbollah had been the leading suspect because of its history of trying to deploy similar aircraft.
"Today we are uncovering a small part of our capabilities, and we shall keep many more hidden," Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address yesterday.
"It is our natural right to send other reconnaissance flights inside occupied Palestine... This is not the first time and will not be the last," he added.Reuse content