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Iron Dome intercepts ‘suspicious’ aircraft over Gaza — IDF

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

Iron Dome missile defense system fires interception missiles toward incoming rockets from the Gaza Strip, May 17, 2021 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Iron Dome missile defense system fires interception missiles toward incoming rockets from the Gaza Strip, May 17, 2021 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Israel Defense Forces says it shot down a “suspicious” aircraft flying over the Gaza Strip.

The UAV was “monitored throughout the incident” and did not cross into Israeli airspace, the IDF says, adding Iron Dome interceptor missiles were fired at the device over Gaza.

Earlier today the army fired Iron Dome missiles at an Israeli drone over the northern border with Lebanon due to mistaken identification. Those missiles missed their target.

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