Israeli Army: This Is a Serious Iranian Attack on Our Territory

Israeli army says prepared for all scenarios after Iranian drone shot down and Israeli strikes in Syria ■ Israeli F-16 downed, pilots safe

Yaniv Kubovich
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Missile contrails seen in Israel during overnight strike in Syria
Missile contrails seen in Israel during overnight air strikes in Syria
Yaniv Kubovich
Yaniv Kubovich

Israeli army spokesman Brigadier General Ronen Manelis said Saturday morning that Iran has carried out "a dangerous attack on Israeli territory" after an Iranian drone was shot down over Israeli territory. According to Manelis, Israel struck deep in Syrian territory, targeting the trailer from which the drone was launched.

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According to the Israeli army, Syrian anti-aircraft missiles targeted an Israeli F-16, prompting the pilots to eject. The plane went down in northern Israel. The two pilots were taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Israeli F-16 crash site, today

Syrian anti-aircraft fire triggered rocket sirens in northern Israel, first in the northern Israeli town of Beit She’an and later in the surrounding areas and Golan Heights. "As part of the country's defenses, sirens were activated but there was no danger for the residents of Beit She'an," Manelis said.

The Syrian army and rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are currently exchanging heavy fire.

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