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Fellowship-adopted IDF Battalion Shoots Down Syrian Drone

Rabbi Eckstein with Lions of the North battalion (Photo: IFCJ/Eva Geller)

The Fellowship and our faithful friends have adopted and support many IDF battalions, each of which make us very proud. Israel Hayom reports that one of them - the Lions of the North air defense battery - downed a Syrian drone that encroached on Israel's territory in the Golan Heights:

An Israeli Patriot missile shot down a Syrian drone over the Golan Heights on Thursday. The incident took place in the early evening hours and according to military officials, the drone was most likely on a surveillance mission against Syrian rebels based near the border and breached Israel's airspace accidentally.

A statement by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit confirmed that "a Patriot anti-aircraft missile defense battery intercepted a target over the Golan Heights."

A military spokesman added the incident was "very serious..."

Tags: IFCJ , IDF

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