Hezbollah: That Was Our Drone Over Israel
Group's leader says parts came from Iran
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2012 6:36 PM CDT
This image from video released by the Israeli Defense Forces shows the downing of a drone that entered Israeli airspace Saturday, Oct. 6.   (AP Photo/Israeli Defense Forces via AP video, File)

(Newser) – Hezbollah confirmed today what many Mideast observers already guessed: It sent up the spy drone over Israel that was shot down last weekend, and it got help in doing so from Iran, reports the BBC. The unmanned craft may have been destroyed by Israeli jets, but Hezbollah's leader boasted that it "penetrated the enemy's iron procedures" and flew over "sensitive sites" for miles before getting shot down.

"This is not the first time and will not be the last," added Sheik Hassan Nasrallah. "We can reach any place we want." Nasrallah said the drone's parts came from Iran but were assembled by Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the connection had Tehran crowing about Israel's weak air defenses, reports Reuters. Earlier, Benjamin Netanyahu promised a strong defense. "As we prevented last weekend an attempt by Hezbollah, we shall continue to act aggressively against all threats," he said.
 

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