The state-run National News Agency reported that the aircraft circled over Beirut and Dahiyeh neighborhood at medium altitude throughout Sunday night and into early Monday.
Many Beirut residents then took to Twitter to voice their irritation. They also questioned the Tel Aviv regime’s priorities, at a time when Israeli medical officials are battling to keep the new coronavirus under control in the occupied territories.
Over 11,200 people have contracted the virus in Israel and 110 have died, according to a running count by worldometers.info.
Israel violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.
On August 24 last year, two Israeli drones crashed in the southern neighborhood of Beirut.
Hezbollah said at the time that the first drone had fallen on a building housing Hezbollah’s media office in Dahiyeh suburb.
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The second drone, which appeared to have been sent by Israel to search for the first one, had crashed in an empty plot nearby after exploding in the air, it added.
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the following day that his fellow fighters will counter any further violation of Lebanese airspace by Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles, warning the Tel Aviv regime to immediately cease such breaches.
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“Hezbollah will endeavor to down all Israeli drones, which may violate Lebanon’s airspace,” he said in a televised speech at the time.
The Hezbollah chief noted the Israeli drone incursion into Lebanon amounted to an open attack on the Arab country’s sovereignty.
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Lebanon’s government, Hezbollah and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have repeatedly condemned Israel’s overflights, saying they are in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 and the country’s sovereignty.
UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brokered a ceasefire in the war of aggression Israel launched against Lebanon in 2006, calls on Tel Aviv to respect Beirut’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
In 2009, Lebanon filed a complaint with the UN, presenting over 7,000 documents pertaining to Israeli violations of Lebanese territory.