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Conflict Incident Report

Israeli thermal balloons enter the Lebanese national airspace

Date of incident: 
April 19, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

سقط بالون حراري مطبوع عليه علم العدو الإسرائيلي في محلة دوار بعقلين - الشوف، واصطدم بعمود كهرباء ما أدى إلى انفجاره وانقطاع التيار الكهربائي. كما عثر على بالون مماثل غير منفجر على شاطىء البحر مقابل معمل الجية الحراري، وبوشر التحقيق

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.