Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has admitted to supporting Iran in the implementation of the suspicious drone that was shot down in Israel last weekend. Nasrallah claims that the drone was Iranian made and sent with the help of his Lebanese militant group. Defense sources say the drone was sent to test Israeli responses and to gather intelligence on the alertness of the Israeli defense programs. Tensions between Iran and Israel are escalating more and more each day, which is leading many to consider a soon approaching war. Iran has succeeded in pushing the buttons of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s and the people of Israel, leaving readers curious to see Israel’s reaction.
This was the first time in 6 years that a hostile aircraft has entered Israel, the last time was in 2006 during Hezbollah’s war against Israel. Nasrallah stated, “It’s not the first time and it will not be the last. We can reach all the zones [of Israel].” Considering that the drone wasn’t shot down until twenty minutes after entering Israeli, some critics believe that the strength of Israeli air defenses is weaker than they had previously thought.
Regardless of these comments, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed that Israel will continue to defend their borders “in the sea, on the land and in the air for the security of the citizens of Israel.”
Tensions are rapidly escalating between Israel and Iran, and on national television Nasrallah subtly threatened Israel stating that Iran and Hezbollah purposely sent the drone towards Israel’s “sensitive site.” Many Israeli’s saw this as a threat of future plans of attack from Nasrallah, and are prepared to take all means necessary to protect their country.
Although the drone was unarmed, it seems to be Iran’s preliminary steps before taking down Israel. If Iran and Israel enter a war will the Obama administration continue to provide Israel with millions of dollars annually? Also, why is Obama holding back on restricting Iran from having any sort of relations with Israel? Are US-Israeli tensions escalating because Obama has not set a “red line” between Israel and Iran?
(Leader of Hessbolah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, admits, on public television, his support of the Iranian drone)