Lebanese television Al Manar has broadcast footage simulating how the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah sent a drone deep into the Israeli airspace, evading radar systems.
Al Manar released the video on Friday after Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah confirmed the flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that entered Israeli airspace earlier this week.
The operation code-named Hussein Ayub (the ex-commander of Hezbollah air force who was martyred in 1996), saw Hezbollah’s drone fly hundreds of kilometers into the Israeli airspace and get very close to Dimona nuclear plant without being detected by advanced Israeli and US radars, Nasrallah said during a televised speech late on Thursday.
"This is only part of our capabilities," he stressed, adding that the Israelis have admitted to their security failure despite being provided with the latest technologies by Western powers.
Hezbollah secretary-general stated that Hezbollah’s drones are made in Iran but assembled by the resistance movement.
Hezbollah plans to send more drones over Israel in the future, he said, adding that the operation shows the resistance movement is ready to defend Lebanon.
Security analysts say the incident indicates that the Israeli military is incapable of handling a surprise attack despite the numerous military maneuvers regularly conducted by the regime.
Intelligence experts contend that the interloper should have been intercepted from the Mediterranean as it entered the skies of the Gaza Strip, before it was shot down over the Yatir Forest south of Hebron.