Hezbollah Claims UAV Imagery Shows Successful Mission Over Haifa Bay

By Yoni Weiss

View of the bay of the northern city of Haifa. (Yaniv Nadav/Flash90)

Hezbollah claimed on Tuesday that it successfully launched a drone that filmed the Haifa Bay area. This assertion came amid reports of Israeli air defenses intercepting multiple hostile targets violating the country’s airspace.

Sirens blared in Western Galilee communities due to concerns over the infiltration of a hostile aircraft. Reports indicated multiple impacts in open areas near the town of Shlomi, with missile alerts triggered by the potential presence of interceptor debris, according to an IDF source.

An IDF spokesperson stated that following alerts of an airspace violation by a hostile aircraft, the air defense forces successfully intercepted three suspicious aerial targets that crossed into Israeli airspace. The spokesperson confirmed there were no casualties and that rocket and missile alerts were activated in northern Israel due to concerns over the potential fall of interceptor debris.

Concurrently, a Lebanese report claimed an Israeli attack targeted a vehicle in the Tyre region, causing casualties on the ground.

The events unfolded within a short span of time, with Israeli air defenses responding to potential threats in the northern skies while Hezbollah allegedly conducted surveillance over a strategic Israeli port. These developments have escalated tensions in the region. The situation remains fluid, with both sides asserting their respective actions amid heightened security concerns.

This escalation follows several days of relative calm coinciding with the visit of the Biden administration’s regional envoy, Amos Hochstein.

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