IAF shoots down drone

What makes this a serious matter is that the drone - whose origins are still being determined - may have come from southern Lebanon; Hezb'allah country. Iran is known to have purchased some drones recently and the use of them over Israeli airspace is provocative and worrisome: Reuters: The drone was first spotted above the Mediterranean in the area of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to the west of Israel, said military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich. It was kept under surveillance and followed by Israeli air force jets before it was shot down above a forest in an unpopulated area near the border with the occupied West Bank. Leibovich said it was shot down at about 10 a.m. (0700 GMT), after it travelled east some 35 miles across Israel's southern Negev desert. Defence Minister Ehud Barak praised the interception as "sharp and effective". "We view with great severity the attempt to compromise Israeli air space and will consider our response in due course," Barak said in a...(Read Full Post)