“Hezbollah’s provocation on Saturday can be viewed as a warning to Israel and energy companies that it has the capability of disrupting gas and oil extractions in the disputed area by military means”

Hezbollah Drones Shot Down by IDF Near Disputed Gas Field
Joe Truzman
July 3, 2022

On Saturday afternoon three Hezbollah drones were shot down by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) after they approached Israel’s economic waters. In a statement published on Twitter, the IDF said a fighter jet and an Israeli Navy missile ship intercepted the drones over the Mediterranean Sea. “An IAF fighter jet and an Israeli Navy missile ship intercepted 3 hostile UAVs from Lebanon which approached the airspace over Israel’s economic waters today,” the tweet said. Hezbollah later published a statement claiming credit for launching the drones and said they were on a reconnaissance mission to the disputed Karish gas field…As previously noted by the Jerusalem Post’s Lahav Harkov, Israel is in negotiations with the European Union on exporting gas to Europe.  READ MORE

I24NEWS Lebanese officials chide ‘risky, unacceptable’ Hezbollah drone launch Hezbollah launched the drone operation on Saturday – following so far fruitless US-mediated efforts to agree on a maritime border – toward the Karish gas rig, which Lebanon claims is in disputed waters but that Israel says is in its exclusive zone.

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