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Reports suggest unmanned aircraft was for intelligence gathering and did not come from Gaza Strip
The Guardian, By Cass Jones, October 6
The Israeli air force has shot down a drone after it entered the south of the country, the military has confirmed.
Troops are searching for the remains of the unmanned aircraft after it was intercepted and brought down over the Negev desert on Saturday morning.
It was not clear where it came from although local reports suggested that it did not depart from the Gaza Strip.
The drone was spotted above the Mediterranean Sea in the area of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to the west of Israel, said a military spokeswoman, Avital Leibovich.
It was escorted by air force jets once it crossed into Israeli air space and travelled around 35 miles east across Israel’s southern Negev desert before being shot down.
In a statement, Israel’s defence minister, Ehud Barak, congratulated the military, saying: “We view this incident of attempting to enter Israeli airspace very severely and we will consider our response later.”
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