Amid Border Tensions, IDF Drone Crashes in Lebanon

27 July, 2020   |   12 months ago

Jerusalem, 27 July, 2020 (TPS) -- An IDF drone that was on an operational mission on Sunday crashed in Lebanon, the IDF stated.

“During an IDF operation on the Lebanese border, a drone fell in Lebanese territory. There is no fear of information leaking,” the IDF noted.

IDF drones periodically crash in Lebanon and in the Gaza Strip. The small aircraft is used for reconnaissance and is not considered of great significance.

The incident occurred as tensions on Israel’s border with Lebanon are high as the IDF waits for a possible Hezbollah terror attack on its forces.

The IDF is preparing for a possible military response from Hezbollah after the group officially announced the death of one of its men killed in an attack attributed to Israel on Iranian targets in Syria last Monday night.

Hezbollah has previously threatened to respond to any death of its men killed by Israel, in Lebanon or Syria. This official recognition of the death of one of their men would require a response.

The IDF estimates that if Hezbollah retaliates, it will be on a low scale, as the terror organization cannot withstand a massive clash with Israel at this time.

However, it is preparing for all scenarios and a quick deterioration in the security situation in the north.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated during Sunday’s Cabinet meeting that “Lebanon and Syria bear the responsibility for any attack against Israel emanating from their territories.”

“We will not allow our security to be undermined; neither will we allow our citizens to be threatened. We will not tolerate attacks on our forces,” he added.