Israel: We Shot Down Drone
Says Hezbollah sent unmanned aircraft into Israeli airspace
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 25, 2013 9:11 AM CDT
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 file image made from video released by the Israeli Defense Forces shows the downing of a drone that entered Israeli airspace in southern Israel.   (AP Photo/Israeli Defense Forces via AP video, File)

(Newser) – The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft sent by Hezbollah into Israeli skies. Military officials said the aircraft was downed today off the Israeli coast in Israeli airspace near the northern city of Haifa. It is the second known instance in which the Lebanese militant group, a bitter Israeli enemy, has sent a drone into Israeli airspace. Last October, the Israeli air force shot down an unmanned aircraft in a similar incident.

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People_Suck
Apr 26, 2013 10:17 PM CDT
...."Oh give me a drone, where the Israeli's roam............................
VooDoo
Apr 26, 2013 6:51 AM CDT
Boy! A post about Israel? Destroying something?? I am stunned! Maybe one day in the future when Israel is a smoldering glass parking lot we wont be reading these stories every fricken' hour. ?
jgarbuz
Apr 25, 2013 11:00 PM CDT
Iran has to test its own drones, and has to see how good Israeli air defenses are. Of course Hezbollah, or at least Iranian agents in the region launched it. I doubt it was the US or any western country. In fact everyone is testing their drones that way, testing the air defenses of adversaries.