Hizbullah Claims Responsibility for Sending Drone over Israel

(AP-Washington Post) The leader of Hizbullah, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, claimed responsibility Thursday for launching an Iranian-made drone aircraft into Israeli airspace earlier this week, and warned there would be more such operations. "It is our natural right to send other reconnaissance flights inside occupied Palestine.... This is not the first time and will not be the last. We can reach any place we want" in Israel, he said. Hizbullah, a powerful Shiite group committed to Israel's destruction, has long served as an Iranian proxy along Israel's northern border. Hizbullah fired several thousand rockets and missiles into Israel during a month-long war in 2006.

2012-10-12 00:00:00

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