BEIRUT — The Israeli army found a drone on the Israeli-Lebanese border on Friday, the Arabic-speaking Israeli army spokesperson Avichay Adraee wrote on Twitter
"Following sweeps on the Lebanese border earlier today, the [Israeli] forces spotted a drone inside Israeli territory," Adraee wrote. "The defensive army will continue to act to prevent any violation of the sovereignty of the state of Israel."
The Israeli radio network, operated by the Israeli army, said Friday evening that the drone is allegedly linked to Hezbollah.
A Hezbollah spokesperson was not immediately available to comment on the incident.
Israel and Hezbollah have shot down drones belonging to each other multiple times in the past. Israeli military forces violate Lebanese air, land and sea space on an almost daily basis.
On Wednesday evening, the Israeli army announced that it had killed a suspect wearing an explosive belt in northern Israel on Monday. It also suspected that he infiltrated Israel from Lebanon and accused Hezbollah of being behind the incident. During a Thursday visit near the Lebanese border, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant promised retaliation.