Israel Armed Forces has shot down a drone flying over Israeli territory by Patriot missile battery 1
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|Monday, July 14, 2014 08:05 AM|
|Israel Armed Forces has shot down a drone flying over Israeli territory by Patriot missile battery.|
An unmanned aircraft entered Israeli territory from Gaza and was shot down over Ashdod by the Patriot missile battery Monday, July 14, 2014, morning, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) said. The Israeli Navy was searching for remnants of the drone, which was intercepted over an open area near the Ashdod coast.
A Patriot anti-missile system in Israel (Photo credit: Shay Levy/Flash 90)
Operation Protective Edge entered its seventh day Monday, as the IDF continued to carry out massive strikes within the Gaza Strip from land and sea, and Hamas continued to fire rockets at Israeli towns.
Since the start of the operation, more than 700 rockets have fallen within Israel. Only a fraction landed in urban regions. The Iron Dome, which is only meant to intercept rockets that are headed for such areas, has an 87 percent success rate.
The inner cabinet met late on Sunday to discuss a ground operation. As of Sunday noon, 42,000 of the 48,000 reservists authorized by the cabinet had been called up in preparation for a possible ground invasion
Rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon earlier on Monday, drawing retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli forces, Lebanese security officials and the IDF said, in the third such rocket attack from Lebanon since Friday.
Rocket attacks on Israel's southern communities also continued on Monday morning with sirens sounding in Hof Ashkelon and Sdot Negev Regional Councils. Several rockets were fired from Lebanon at Israel. One hit an open area. IDF immediately responded towards the source with artillery fire. UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon) has been notified of the severity of the incident.