以色列國防部長本尼-甘茨（Benny Gantz）說，這個伊斯蘭組織正在 "阻止黎巴嫩國家就海洋邊界達成協議，這對黎巴嫩國家的經濟和繁榮至關重要"。
Authorities in Israel say they have shot down three Hezbollah drones heading towards one of its gas rigs in a disputed area of the Mediterranean.
Military officials say the drones were launched from Lebanon and were shot down by a combination of fighter jets and ship-mounted missiles.
US energy envoy Amos Hochstein is mediating between the two countries to settle the longstanding dispute. Israel says the field lies within its UN-recognised exclusive economic zone, but Lebanon has also laid claim to parts of it.
"The mission was accomplished and the message was received," the statement said.
Last week, the group's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, threatened to use force to prevent Israel from operating the rig.
Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said the Islamist group was "preventing the state of Lebanon from reaching an agreement regarding maritime borders, which are critical to the economy and prosperity of the Lebanese nation".
Hezbollah's reported attack comes amid political instability in Israel. On Thursday lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament and call the fifth election in four years.
The vote, which comes after the collapse of former Prime Minster Naftali Bennett's multi-party coalition, offers Benjamin Netanyahu, the right-wing opposition leader, a chance to return to power.