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Drone infiltrates Israeli border with Syria, interception fails

Two Patriot missiles and a third air-to-air missile fail to intercept unidentified drone, which returned to Syrian territory • A Hezbollah associate reportedly claims the drone was an attempt “to test the alertness of the Israeli military.”

Lilach Shoval, Daniel Siryoti, Danny Brenner

Israel on Sunday fired missiles towards an unmanned drone that entered Israeli airspace from Syria, the IDF said in a statement.

“Two Patriot air defense missiles were fired towards a drone that infiltrated Israeli airspace in the central Golan Heights. The drone returned to Syria,” the statement said.

Both Patriot missiles failed to intercept the drone, with shrapnel from one of them landing in Kibbutz Ayelet Hashahar and lightly wounding a 14-year-old girl. The girl was evacuated to Ziv Medical Center in Safed for treatment.

An air raid siren was heard in the


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