The downed drone
The downed droneIDF spokesperson

An unmanned aircraft was shot down in northern Israel Tuesday afternoon, after it made an unauthorized crossing into Israeli airspace.

An IDF spokesperson said Tuesday that the drone aircraft penetrated Israeli airspace from Lebanese territory before being shot down by Israeli forces.

"A short while ago, IDF soldiers identified and downed a drone crossing from Lebanese territory into Israeli territory towards the town of Zar'it," the spokesperson said. "The drone was monitored by the IDF throughout the incident."

While no group has yet claimed responsibility, the IDF spokesperson said the unmanned aircraft likely was launched by Hezbollah.

"The drone most likely belongs to the Hezbollah terrorist organization."

"The IDF will continue to prevent any attempt to violate Israeli sovereignty."