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      MK Demands Answers for Unknown Drone Penetration

      MK Michael Ben Ari refuses to praise the IDF for what he calls a 'serious security failure'
      By Annie Lubin
      First Publish: 10/6/2012, 8:20 PM

      An unkown drone penetrated Israeli airspace Saturday
      An unkown drone penetrated Israeli airspace Saturday
      Reuters

      Amidst the praise being heaped on the IDF for shooting down a drone that penetrated Israeli airspace, one Knesset member thinks the congratulations are undeserved. 

      "The time has come for that the IDF Spokespersons to stop behaving like the spokesmen of the Syrian or Egyptian army, turning failures into successes," said MK Michael Ben Ari. 

      He lauded the IDF for what he called a "serious security failure," and demanded that an examination into the day's events be done immediately. "How is it that an enemy drone entered the state without any warning, how is it that it was not shot down immediately and why only when it was over Yatir Forest, deep within Israel, it was brought down?" he asked.

      Ben Ari's comments came after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu praised the IDF for its interception of an unkown aircraft Saturday morning, saying, "We will continue to defend our borders at sea, on land and in the air for the safety of Israeli citizens."

      Defense Minister Ehud Barak also praised the IDF, saying they handled the situation quickly and efficiently.