Research published this Thursday reveals exactly how pervasive the presence of Israeli jets and surveillance drones has been over the skies of Lebanon: over the last 15 years, new organisation AirPressure has recorded 22, 111 Israeli military aircraft violating Lebanese airspace.
AirPressure has developed a comprehensive, searchable database of Israeli aircraft flights over Lebanon, to try and address the state of precarity that residents live in. The potential of aerial bombardment is a daily threat, and studies compiled by the organisation have shown that regular exposure to overflights by warplanes takes a severe toll on civilians. Acute physiological effects of aircraft noise include symptoms from hypertension to diminished blood circulation and psychosomatic pains.
Air-launched weapons carry out violence on civilians even when their explosive loads are not deployed. Residents of Lebanon have been living in an atmosphere of explosive violence for 15 years.
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