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Conflict Incident Report

Israeli plane breaches Lebanese airspace

Date of incident: 
July 23, 2014

An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday from above Rmeish village, and then effectuated U-shaped flights in the skies of Baalbek, Hermel, Riyak, and South Lebanon, a Lebanese Army communiqué said on Wednesday.

The enemy plane then left the occupied territories at 23:00 from above the Southern Lebanese village of Kfarkila.

Primary category: 
Air Space Violation
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Israeli border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts instigated by Israeli intrusions on Lebanese national territories, airspace, and territorial waters. While there currently is no Israeli military occupation on Lebanese soil, these events are classified as violations of Lebanese sovereignty and are indicative of the continuous tensions between Lebanon and Israel.