UAV (illustration)
UAV (illustration)Yossi Aloni/Flash 90

A Hezbollah unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) infiltrated Israel on Friday afternoon and reached the Lower Galilee, some 35 kilometers from Lebanon, IDF officials said on Friday night.

After an attempt to intercept the UAV failed, it exploded in an open area. There were no injuries in the incident.

This is one of the greatest distances that a Hezbollah UAV was able to reach Israel since the start of the war.

In an official statement confirming the incident, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said, “Earlier today, rocket and missile sirens sounded in the area of Nof HaGalil. Following a review of the incident, it was found that a UAV was identified that crossed from Lebanon and fell in an open area in the Jezreel Valley area.”

“Defensive measures that were deployed failed to intercept the target. Furthermore, an additional UAV was identified crossing from Lebanon that fell in the area of Shomera,” it added.

“The alerts were sounded following the possibility of falling debris from the failed interception. In all of the incidents, no injuries or damage were reported. The incident is under review.”

On Wednesday, an attack drone launched by Hezbollah exploded in a soccer field in Hurfeish, a Druze town in northern Israel.

No sirens were activated before the drone struck.

Staff Sergeant (res.) Refael Kauders was killed in the drone attack and 10 other people were injured.

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