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WATCH: Israel Intercepts Incoming Drone from Syria

An Israeli soldier looks at an Iron Dome missile as it launched near the city of Ashdod, Israel, to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza Strip, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Israeli strikes hit two media centers in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, as Israel warned it was …
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The Times of Israel reports: The Israel Defense Forces shot down a Syrian drone that penetrated several miles into Israeli territory from Syria on Wednesday, apparently sending fragments of the aircraft crashing into the Sea of Galilee, the military said.

“Using a Patriot battery, the IDF intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle that infiltrated from Syria into Israeli territory,” the IDF said in a statement. The IDF said the Syrian drone was flown into Israel through Jordan.

The incident took place as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Moscow to stress to Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel will not tolerate an Iranian military presence in Syria.

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