IDF shoots down Hezbollah drone after infiltrating from Lebanon into northern Israel

BREAKING: A drone was shot down overnight in the Mount Hermon area after infiltrating from Lebanon into northern Israel, the IDF announced.

There are searches currently underway for debris from the drone.

“Last night, IDF troops identified, monitored, and downed a drone which infiltrated into northern Israel along the Blue Line. We are searching the area. The IDF continues to maintain a high level of readiness to defend Israel’s northern border from any threat,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted.

The downing of the drone is unrelated to the false rocket sirens in Western Galilee this morning.

Rocket sirens sounded Friday morning near the Lebanese border. In a statement, the IDF said the sirens were activated due to a suspected drone intrusion into Israeli territory, but that later turned out to be false.

The sirens came amid heightened tension in northern Israel. Earlier this week the IDF eliminated four Muslim terrorists after attempting to plant explosives near the security fence on the Israeli border with Syria.

Last week, the IDF thwarted a Hezbollah terrorist attack when a cell of four Muslim terrorists from Lebanon advanced several meters into Israeli territory.

The IDF called up reservists, deployed additional Iron Dome batteries and pushed the largest reinforcements since the 2006 war to the border with Lebanon.