Breaking news today reporting the interception and destruction of a drone over Israeli airspace by an IDF F-16. Watch the video.
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Score one for the Boys from Nevatim. Fox two Bitch.
The drone approached southern Israel from the Mediterranean Sea and was intercepted and destroyed over Israel. The airborne destruction caused debris to fall over a wide area. IDF units have collected the debris and are studying it to determine the national origin of the drone.
Israel likely allowed the drone to fly so far into its airspace, instead of shooting it over the sea, in order to analyze its capabilities before taking it down.
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“It is an Iranian drone that was launched by Hezbollah,” Israeli lawmaker Miri Regev, a former chief spokeswoman for the Israeli military, wrote on her Twitter feed. “Hezbollah and Iran continue to try to collect information in every possible way in order to harm Israel.”
She did not offer any further evidence and was not immediately available for comment.
IDF aircraft have buzzed Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon as a show of force without actually striking targets.