Iron Dome Intercepts Drone From Gaza

A long-exposure picture shows the Iron Dome system fire interception missile at rockets fired from the Gaza Strip to Israel, as seen from southern Israel, in 2021. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

A drone launched by Palestinian terrorists from the Gaza Strip was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome shield on Motzoei Shabbos. It seems the aircraft had not crossed into Israel before it was shot down.

Airplane noises were also heard in the area around the same time. However, no red alert was issued. Residents in the Gaza Strip also report hearing an explosion.

An IDF statement emphasized there were no rockets fired from the enclave.

Residents of southern communities along the Gaza border, including Sderot, reported hearing a loud explosion.

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