Israel fires Patriot missile at drone from Syria

The IDF said it fired a Patriot missile at an unmanned aerial vehicle approaching Israel from Syria. 

By: World Israel News Staff

A Patriot aerial defense system missile was launched towards an unmanned aerial vehicle approaching the Israeli border from Syria Sunday, the IDF said.

As a result, the drone retreated from the border. A hit was not identified.

Iron Dome, the IDF’s aerial defense system, identified the threat in advance before it crossed into Israeli territory

“The IDF will not allow the State of Israel’s aerial sovereignty to be violated and will operate to prevent any attempts to harm its civilians,” the IDF said in a statement.

In April, the IDF’s Patriot system successfully intercepted and downed a foreign aircraft that was flying over the Golan Heights region near the Israel-Syrian border.