IDF says target shot down by Patriot system near Eilat was a drone

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The Israel Defense Forces says the aerial target intercepted by the Patriot air defense system near the southernmost city of Eilat last night was a drone.

It says the hostile unmanned aerial vehicle was downed before it could enter Israeli airspace.

The IDF publishes a video of the interception.

The UAV was intercepted hours after another drone hit a school in Eilat, causing damage.

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