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Illustration: a drone
Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit
Illustration: a drone

IDF downs drone hovering over Israel-Lebanon border

Lebanese media report drone filming a video clip near border; in recent weeks, a number of infiltration attempts, by migrant workers attempting to enter Israel, have been intercepted

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Published: 07.19.20 , 23:16
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have managed to control a drone that hovered over the Israeli-Lebanese border, landing it successfully in Israel, The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said Sunday.
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  • In a statement, the IDF confirmed that "IDF troops spotted a drone infiltrating Israeli airspace from Lebanon. The drone was monitored by the forces who deployed various means [to stop it]."
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    Illustration: a drone
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
    Following the incident, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported that the drone was for commercial use, and belonged to a Lebanese singer.
    The singer reportedly used it for filming a video clip, ahead of the anniversary of the Second Lebanon War, over Adisa Road which is adjacent to the frontier.
    The border along Israel’s north has been a source for tensions in recent weeks, as infiltration attempts have increased lately, though mainly by foreign workers.
    כוחות או"ם יוניפי"ל עם צבא לבנון ליד גבול ישראלכוחות או"ם יוניפי"ל עם צבא לבנון ליד גבול ישראל
    UNIFIL forces with a Lebanese army Jeep near the Israeli Lebanese border
    (Photo: AFP)
    On June 17, a suspect was arrested in the northern town of Shlomi, after having crossed the border from Lebanon. According to initial reports, the suspect was a Sudanese national, while the IDF did not deem the incident to be linked with terrorism.

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