Israel shoots down drone from Lebanon

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Israel shoots down drone from Lebanon

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The Israeli military have reported shooting down a drone from Lebanon.

A spokeswoman said, “Three hours ago, an unmanned aerial vehicle was detected by air defence as it was in Lebanese skies and hit when (it) attempted to violate Israeli airspace.”

Reports say the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was was taken down around five miles (8km) west of the northern port of Haifa by a F-16 fighter jet. The navy are apparently searching the sea for the wreckage.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement, “I view with great gravity this attempt to violate our border. We will continue to do what is necessary to defend the security of Israel’s citizens.”

This is the second time Israeli forces have intercepted a drone from Lebanon in seven months.