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Israeli Planes in ‘Mock Raids’ over Lebanon
Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/10/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 10/07/2012 3:47:52 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

The Air Force carried out “mock raids” at medium altitude over southern Lebanon Sunday, hours after Israel said all indications are that Hizbullah launched a drone that was downed inside Israel on Saturday, according to the Arabic language Nahar newspaper.

Israel previously has carried out surveillance flights over southern Lebanon, which is under control of the Hizbullah terrorist organization. Sunday’s flights, which have not been confirmed by Israel, apparently were a response to the drone.

A Lebanese television station stated that Hizbullah was responsible for the drone infiltration into Israel’s air space, while Iran’s propaganda machine tried to divert attention from Hizbullah and claim the drone Israel downed was mistakenly launched by the United States.

Hizbullah has not officially commented on the drone, which was destroyed by Israeli Air Force F-16 jets Saturday morning over a relatively unpopulated area.

However, Al-Mayadeen television, linked with Hizbullah, said the terrorist group launched the drone, which “traveled 100 kilometers deep inside Israel and sparked tensions."

Iran’s government-controlled Press TV told Iranians that a former Lebanese general said that drone actually was mistakenly fired by the United States. The Ahmadinejad regime frequently tried to take the focus off accusations against Iran or its allies by blaming others for terrorist attacks.

“[The drone must have come] from an American aircraft carrier or from [air force and military bases in] Saudi Arabia, also American bases. That’s the only possibility so far until we know after investigation,” said retired Lebanese major general Hisham Jaber in an interview with the Iranian media outlet.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hizbullah; iaf; lebanon; mockraids
American aircraft carriers always stock Iranian-made UAV parts./s
1 posted on 10/07/2012 3:48:07 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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2 posted on 10/07/2012 8:40:02 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: Eleutheria5

Sooner or later all the idiots killing each other in Syria will figure Jerusalem is the other way. Sadly, they’ll figure it out soon enough. The border tensions in Israel have gotta be real hard to deal with these days.


3 posted on 10/07/2012 8:50:06 AM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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