IAF A-4, F-16 jets at Hatzerim_370.
(photo credit: Reuters/Amir Cohen)
The Israel Air Force bombed an intelligence- gathering device in southern
Lebanon on Monday, according to Lebanese media reports.
One of the
reports claimed that the attack was carried out by an air-to-surface missile
which struck a “device” between the southern towns of Zrariyeh and Tayr
Al Manar TV said that the attack targeted a device that had been
installed on a Hezbollah telecommunications cable.
Naharnet said that
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati asked UNIFIL to investigate the
The reported bombing on Monday is not the first time that Israel
has been accused of destroying intelligence-gathering devices it had hidden
In late 2011, Lebanese media reported on a number of
blasts in southern Lebanon which destroyed espionage devices after they had been
exposed by Hezbollah.
A subsequent United Nations investigation concluded
that it was possible that Israel had planted spy devices in Lebanon during the
Second Lebanon War in 2006.
“These do look like some sort of espionage
device,” Michael Williams, the UN special coordinator for Lebanon, told Reuters
at the time.
In response to the reports, the IDF issued a statement
saying: “We do not comment on foreign news reports.”