Saturday, 27 April 2013

Report: US asks Israel to hold back on response to drone

Blatant Jew lies, no evidence on both accusations have been shown. 

Lebanese paper quotes Western official as saying that the Americans have called on Israel to show restraint to not divert attention from the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The US has reportedly asked Israel not to immediately respond to the infiltration of its airspace by a Hezbollah drone that was shot down over the Haifa bay on Thursday, Lebanese paper a-Nahar reported on Saturday.

A Western diplomat in Beirut told the paper that Washington has called on Israel to exercise restraint, in part because the Americans don't want to divert the attention of the international community from the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

According to the report, the Americans have also reasoned that the drone has caused no damage, and that before any response is exacted, those responsible for the drone must be found.

"The Israeli military command doesn't treat drones launched from Lebanon lightly, since their goal may be not only taking pictures, but also an assassination of senior officials, military or political," the paper quoted the official as saying.

Hezbollah denied sending the drone on Thursday. “Hezbollah denies that it has sent any surveillance plane towards the occupied Palestinian land,” a statement by the Iranian-backed Shi’ite group said.

Asked whether Hezbollah was behind the incident, an IDF spokesman said an investigation was under way.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's helicopter, which was carrying the prime minister to a visit to a Druse village in the Western Galilee, was grounded as a precaution.

The incursion marked the second such violation of Israeli airspace in six months. The IAF shot down a drone that Hezbollah had sent from Lebanon over the Negev in October 2012. The drone was not carrying explosives and likely had been sent on an intelligence- gathering mission, as well as to test Israel’s air defenses.

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