25 Apr '13, 2pm

Israeli Air Force intercepts Hezbollah drone off coast of Israel

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on Thursday afternoon. The drone, which Israeli officials say belonged to Hezbollah and took off from Lebanon, was intercepted over the Mediterranean Sea, 5 nautical miles west of Haifa and at an altitude of 6,000 ft. A statement released by the IDF on the incident said that "UAVs pose a serious threat to the State of Israel's security. The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to violate Israel's sovereignty or harm its security." Similarly, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is prepared to deal with any threat posed by Syria or Lebanon in the air, land or sea. In addition, Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon said that "[b]y way of the Hezbollah, the Iranians are trying us and checking us...We will respond at the point which we believe to be appropriate, but there will be a response." Today's ...

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