Drones are a familiar sight to the residents of Beirut’s southern suburbs. That’s just a reality of life under Hezbollah’s watchful eye. But the drones deployed over the weekend signaled a new turning point to the violence: They were packed with bombs and intentionally flown into one of the Shiite militant group’s offices. And these drones allegedly came from Israel.
While violence between Hezbollah and Israel dates back to the early 1980s, the recent proxy conflict involving Iran has intensified in recent weeks, stoking tensions throughout the Middle East that threaten to ensnare the United States.