(CNN) Israel eyes Lebanon after drone downed

Israeli military experts Sunday worked around the clock to examine the remains of a mysterious drone that was shot down after penetrating Israeli airspace from the Mediterranean Sea.

The Israeli military announced Saturday that the unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down over the northern Negev Desert. They say the drone did not take off from Gaza, leading them to consider the possibility that it originated in Lebanon.

Israeli security experts point the finger at Israel’s longstanding rival Hezbollah, the Shiite militia based in southern Lebanon.

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One comment on “(CNN) Israel eyes Lebanon after drone downed

  1. MichaelA says:

    [blockquote] “If Hezbollah were responsible for the launch of the drone, flying it for more than 200 km (125 miles) down the Mediterranean and deep into Israel, that would represent a significant upgrade to its aerial capacities.” [/blockquote]

    Perhaps they were after photographs of Dimona – it would be useful in the propaganda battle over Iran’s nuclear capability.