Model plane launched from Lebanon crashed into Israel

Last Updated: Monday, August 2, 2010 - 08:52

Tel Aviv: A small model airplane flew into Israel from Lebanon two weeks ago and crashed close to the border, an Israeli Defence Force (IDF) spokesman announced on Sunday night.
The 50 centimetre-long plane was not carrying any weapons or surveillance equipment, and is thought to have been launched by the al-Manar Television station, run by the Hezbollah organisation, to mark the fourth outbreak of the 2006 bitter war between Israel the Iranian-backed group.
According to an IDF statement, "This incident was one of al-Manar`s attempts of provocation in light of the four years since the Second Lebanon War".

IANS



First Published: Monday, August 2, 2010 - 08:52

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