Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement Seyed Hassan Nasrallah confirmed that the movement has sent a drone deep into the Israeli airspace, and stressed that the move demonstrated part of Hezbollah’s capability.
The operation code-named Hussein Ayub saw Hezbollah’s drone fly hundreds of kilometers into the Israeli airspace and getting very close to Dimona nuclear plant without being detected by advanced Israeli and US radars, Nasrallah said on Thursday evening.
“This is only part of our capabilities,” he stressed, adding that Israelis have admitted to their security failure despite being provided with the latest technologies by Western powers.
Hezbollah secretary-general further stated that Hezbollah’s drones are made in Iran but assembled by the resistance movement.
Hezbollah plans to send more drones over Israel in the future, he added, adding that the operation shows the resistance movement is ready to defend Lebanon.
Earlier, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Monday that reports about a drone’s penetration into the Israeli anti-aircraft and radar systems in a region near its important Dimona nuclear reactor displays inefficiency of Israel’s Iron Dome and missile shields, if true.
“If the incident is not (part of) psychological warfare, it shows the inefficiency of the Zionist regime’s Iron Dome (Israel’s defensive solution to short-range rocket threats) and defense shield,” Deputy Coordinator of the IRGC Brigadier General Jamaleddin Aberoumand said in a press conference in Tehran on Monday.
“Their (the Zionists) claim that the drone has infiltrated 100km into the occupied territories indicates that the Zionist regime has abundant weaknesses,” he added.
Earlier reports said that the drone was flying over the Yatir forest in the South Mount Hebron area on Saturday and the Israeli army was trying to figure out what its destination was.
The Israeli army is feeling too worried over the incident because its forces allege they had hit the drone kilometers after it infiltrated all Israeli missile shield and radar systems, and just a few kilometers away from the Dimona nuclear center.