A small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) infiltrated Israel airspace from Lebanon in the afternoon of June 12, according to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
“Moments ago, IDF troops spotted a drone from Lebanese territory that entered the airspace of the State of Israel and then returned to Lebanese territory. The drone was tracked by the troops,” Lit. Col. Avichay Adraee, a spokesman for the IDF, wrote on Twitter.
The Times of Israel said that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) scrambled its fighter jets over the northern part of the country during the incident, in what appears to be a defense measure.
Lebanese Hezbollah operates several types of medium and large-size UAVs. However, the UAV, which allegedly violated Israeli airspace, apparently was a small quadcopter.
The Israeli military will not likely respond to the violation as there is no evidence confirming that the drone was being operated by Hezbollah.