The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has confirmed a dramatic increase in the number of Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace, with several incidents reported in the past two weeks alone.
Israeli warplanes wandering into Lebanon are not a new phenomenon, but UNIFIL reports that this year has seen twice the rate of overflights as 2012, and not all of these are small 1-2 plane incursions.
On March 14, an estimated 25 Israeli warplanes conducted four separate flights into Lebanese airspace, heading up virtually the entire coast before turning back just short of Syria.
Israel launched air strikes along the Syria-Lebanon border in January and is believed to be considering a full-scale war with Syria, so many of the incursions have been chalked up as posturing for a potential Syria war. Yet Israeli military leaders have talked up the “value” of invading Lebanon yet again, so this can’t be ruled out either.
6 thoughts on “UN: Major Increase in Israeli Warplanes Over South Lebanon”
It has come to this.., all in or nothing at all. That means they are losing it so they need to regroup bringing in even the apartheid Israeli regime to help out.., and then Kerry demanding from Iraqi government to stop the Iranian arm shipment to Syria.., that is to say if such thing even exist.., even if it dose.., good for the Syrian people they have a friend helping a friend in time of need.
why doesn't Lebanon just shoot them down? Just tell Israel that this point going forward if you grossly violate our airspace, your planes will be brought down.
The dont have effective SAMs or stinger missles to take the bastards out
Lebanon doesn't have armed forces remotely comparable to that of Israel, which is the reason why they largely depend on Hisb Allah to defend the country.
"Yet Israeli military leaders have talked up the “value” of invading Lebanon yet again, so this can’t be ruled out either." Easier said than done. You want another bloody nose from Hizbullah, Israel?
As I have said repeatedly here, the entire purpose of the Syrian crisis is to enable Israel to attack Hizballah in Lebanon through Syrian territory while the US/NATO/Israel/Turkey attacks Syria. This is the only way Israel can degrade the missile arsenals of Syria and Hizballah so that it can have a "cheap war" with Iran.
Israel has to attack Hizballah through the Bekaa Valley which requires going through Syrian territory. If Syria is already under air attack by the US and NATO, this will be much easier.
That is the entire purpose of the Syrian crisis – to remove Syria and Hizballah as effective actors in an Iran war.
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