Israel's military says they're monitoring drone activity closely
Saturday, October 06, 2012 - 01:19
Oct. 6 - The Israeli military released new video showing the drone the Air Force said it shot down on Saturday. Deborah Gembara reports.
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New video of the drone Israel said it shot down in the southern part of the country. (TARGETING VIDEO)
Avital Liebovitch, Spokeswoman for the Israeli military.
SOUNDBITE: Avital Liebovitch, Spokeswoman for the Israeli military saying:
"This morning at approximately 10 o'clock in the morning we have identified an UAV approaching the Israeli air space, we have alerted jets that escorted this UAV and then intercepted it the three fazes namely detection, identification, and interception were successful and were done and completed in a short time. We are not certain at this point where is the origin of this UAV. However, we are witnessing lately in the region a very big and thriving industry for UAV's and of course we are following those attempts closely."
The drone was kept under surveillance and followed by Israeli air force jets before it was shot down above a forest near the border with the occupied West Bank.
Forces could be seen seen looking for the aircraft on foot.
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