IDF fails to shoot down Syrian drone that entered Israeli airspace



The Golan Heights border between Israel and Syria. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Israel fired missiles toward a drone that entered Israeli airspace from Syria on Sunday, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). 

"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 IDF said in a statement.

The missiles were unable to intercept the drone, which led to shrapnel falling in Kibbutz Ayelet Hashahar in the upper Galilee region. A 14-year-old girl was lightly injured and taken to the hospital. Fighter jets were dispatched, but also did not hit the drone. Israel is investigating the incident. 

Posted on July 18, 2016 .