Drone Hit Near Haifa
Operation Lifeshield Briefing
Israel's Air Force shot down an unmanned aircraft from Lebanon over the Mediterranean Sea opposite the northern Israeli coastal city of Haifa today (Thursday). At around 1:30pm Israel time (6:30am EDT)., the Air Force control system identified the unmanned craft, most likely from Hezbollah, and launched fighter jets into the air. An F-16 jet then fired an air-to-air missile and downed the unmanned aircraft. The remains of the aircraft fell into the sea about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Haifa's coastline, within Israel's territorial waters. Israel Navy is now searching for the remains of the downed aircraft.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was briefed on the drone's attempt to enter Israel when he was on an Air Force helicopter heading north. Netanyahu's helicopter landed for a short time until the IDF had finished shooting down the drone, and then continued on its course. (Haaretz)
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Shmuel Bowman, Executive Director
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