Defense military of Switzerland admitted that they have been sending military personnel to test reconnaissance drones in a contested land held by Israeli, the Golan Heights. Swiss officials have visited an airfield in the contested land to monitor tests of the Israeli-built Hermes 900 aircraft for three years.
The visits, which lasted several days, took place in an area which Switzerland does not recognise as being part of Israel, which took the land from Syria following a 1967 war.
The visits took place without the knowledge of the Swiss foreign ministry. No further visits have taken place since the affair came to light, it said in a statement.
“Those who were informed about the activities did not realise Swiss officials were not allowed to be there and those who knew about the restrictions were not informed about the planned activities.”
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