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Israel Intercepts Drone Approaching from Syria

Patriot air defense
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Ynetnews reports: The IDF launched a Patriot missile on Saturday, which successfully intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) coming from Syria approaching Israeli airspace near the Golan Heights border. The Patriot was launched from the area surrounding the northern city of ​​Safed, with residents of the area reportedly hearing explosions.

The IDF fired a Patriot missile from the same area two months ago, following the discovery of a UAV nearing Israel’s airspace. The aircraft, who had been launched from Damascus and operated by Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah, was destroyed by the Patriot and fell within Syria.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman referred to the interception by saying that “the State of Israel views with great severity any violation of sovereignty and will respond with force to any provocation.

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