Remember that Hizbullah was created because Israel invaded in the first place.
Exactly, well said. They were created after the Israeli invasion of 1982.
Also, what the hell is the IAF doing overflights in Lebanon for??
Because they like to annoy the Lebanese. They signed an agreement in July 2000 to end flyovers over Lebanon after they pulled out of southern Lebanon and guess what? They broke the agreement one month later.
As a result, Hizbullah started an extremely aggressive campaign against the Israeli military.
In October 2000, they kidnapped 2 Israeli soldiers...
Here are two photos I took of IAF planes over Lebanon this past summer.
Now you ask how did I know these are IAF planes and not regular airliners flying high? Well, a few seconds before I spotted them, I heard the sonic boom:
Then about 10 seconds later I heard a sonic boom again, another one popped up:
As you can see they are extemely high. They are extremely high because Hizbullah anti-aircraft fire in the south forced them to reach higher altitudes.
That's about the only thing Hizbullah can do against IAF planes, just make them fly higher.
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