Two of the drones were shot down, for the first time, by Barak missiles from the Saar 5 Class Corvette INS “Eilat." The third UAV was shot down by an IAF F-16 fighter jet.
Once an outpost appears, the Lebanese army and UNIFIL cease visiting the location, a senior IDF source tells Channel 12.
Israel’s defense establishment is closely monitoring Iran’s official threats for revenge.
Last week, Israel was blamed by Syria and Russia for air strikes that disabled two of the runways at Damascus International Airport, shutting down its operations.
“They will pay the price, them and those who send them,” says OC IDF Northern Command.
"Locating gas-based energy sources can greatly assist Lebanon’s economy and its citizens, and it is in the interest of the State of Lebanon to advance the dialogue on this matter."
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"We know them by name and where they come from. When the day arrives, they will pay the price, they and those who sent them."
Several reports claimed the air strike was being carried out by Israeli forces against Hezbollah in Syria.
The move follows threats that were issued this weekend by Hezbollah, and by the Lebanese government.
Iran's Lebanese proxy Hezbollah warned Thursday the terrorist organization "will not allow Israel to produce natural gas in the disputed territories."
Last year's Chariots of Fire exercise was canceled by the start of an 11-day mini-war with Hamas later named as Operation Guardian of the Walls.
Hamas and the Islamic Jihad terror groups in the Gaza Strip issued similar threats against Israel in recent days.
“To ensure secrecy, weapons are transported on civilian flights from Iran to Damascus International Airport, exposing civilians to imminent danger," according to the IDF.
Syrians claim surface-to-surface missiles were launched at Syrian targets from the Golan Heights.
The United States designated Hezbollah as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) on October 31, 2001.
Several such incidents have occurred in the past.
Pro-Hezbollah parties did not fare as well as they had in the past in Lebanons elections.
The missile fire did not pose a threat to Israel Air Force aircraft – the S-300 radar did not “lock” on the planes -- but the incident itself sets a disturbing precedent.
Hassan Nasrallah reported that Americans are heading to Lebanon for negotiations “in an attempt to accomplish Israel’s interests.”
The IDF has remained silent on the reports, as it usually does.
Sabri was received as the guest of honor at the Boys' Elementary School in Isawiya.
Iran has established a new militia to carry out the tasks previously performed by the Russian forces leaving the area.
If convicted, the alleged Hezbollah agent may face from 25 to 100 years in prison.
A London-based Arabic newspaper cited a senior source in the terror faction as saying that the situation “could ignite at any minute.”
The IDF is not planning to replace the existing ground to air systems but only to complement them.
"This affair illustrates the efforts of Iranian and other terrorist elements to exploit the Arab and Druze citizens of Israel."
Israel was attacking Iranian military targets in the Damascus area.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib said: "To those who call on us to finish [Hezbollah], I say: We can't. We cannot do it militarily or diplomatically. We need help."
Hezbollah-affiliated media outlets reported that the sides discussed events in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, along with the future of the conflict with Israel and the political situation in the Middle East.