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Gantz warns Lebanon following Hezbollah attempts to launch drones at offshore gas field

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

An Israeli Sa'ar Class 5 Corvette guards the Energean floating production, storage and offloading vessel at the Karish gas field, in footage published by the military on July 2, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)
An Israeli Sa'ar Class 5 Corvette guards the Energean floating production, storage and offloading vessel at the Karish gas field, in footage published by the military on July 2, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

Speaking at an IDF officer graduation ceremony Defense Minister Benny Gantz warns Lebanon following attempts by the Hezbollah terror group to launch drones at an offshore gas field.

In the past week, there have been failed attempts by Hezbollah to launch UAVs near the Karish gas rig, which have been foiled,” Gantz says.

“The State of Israel knows how to protect its assets well, and Hezbollah needs to understand that the mission it is carrying out on behalf of Iran could become a deadly mission that will first and foremost harm the interests of the Lebanese citizens,” he says.

“It is the state of Lebanon that is responsible for stopping Iranian aggression from its territory carried out by Hezbollah,” Gantz adds.

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