Syrians documented the remains of the UAV sent to spy against Israel

A Patriot missile

In 2016, Israel shot two Patriot missiles at a drone entering its airspace, but both missiles failed.

Israel and the United States have been working towards the base during the past two years, and all facilities necessary for a permanent military presence will be put in place soon, by when several dozens of USA soldiers will be stationed, said Zvika Haimovitch, head of the Aerial Defense Division in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

Israel shot down a pilotless plane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said it was probably an Iranian-built aircraft on a reconnaissance mission for the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group along Israel's frontier with Syria.

Earlier today, an IAF Patriot missile intercepted a Hezbollah UAV near the border in the Golan Heights area.

The drone was launched from an air base near Damascus and was downed with a Patriot interceptor missile over the Golan demilitarized zone that has separated Israeli and Syrian forces since the ceasefire deal that followed their 1973 war, the military said. It was being piloted by Hezbollah on a reconnaissance mission. It was not immediately clear if the drone was armed.

Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: "Anyone who tries to undermine our sovereignty, to undermine our security, should know that they will pay a very high price".

BISLACH AIR BASE, Israel-Israel and the United States inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil September 18, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system. "Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors".

Netanyahu was to address the U.N. General Assembly later on Tuesday, with Iran at the top of his agenda.

Led by Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah is believed to have an arsenal of between 100,000 and 150,000 short-, medium- and long-range missiles and a fighting force of some 50,000 soldiers, including reservists.



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