- Israel Shelled in South, Violated Airspace, Lebanese Army Says
by Jack Khoury and Yaniv Kubovich, https://www.haaretz.com/
Israeli military confirms fire broke out in border area due to military action, but did not say it carried out strike ■ Incident comes after Nasrallah threatened to attack
An Israeli drone violated Lebanon’s airspace and dropped incendiary material that sparked a fire in a pine forest by the border on Sunday, the Lebanese army said. The Lebanese army statement said it was following up with UN peacekeepers in the area but gave no further details.
Other reports from Lebanon claimed that unmanned aerial vehicles dropped flammables on a grove nearby known as the Bastra Farm in order to set fire to the place so as to expose further targets. The Israeli army confirmed fires broke out in the area due to military action. Over the weekend, illuminating bombs were hurled over the Shebba Farms, and Lebanese media outlets reported that fires were sparked as a result.
The reported attack comes a day after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that his Shi’ite group will retaliate for drone attackslast week in Beirut that he has attributed to Israel “in every possible place along the border.”
“Our response for last week’s events will be [launched from] within Lebanon against Israeli targets. We usually strike in the area of the Shebba Farms [Mount Dov],” but this time the group will not limit its attacks on one area, he added.