IDF Plane 521.
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Two Israel Air Force jets were deployed Saturday morning towards two unidentified objects in northern Israel amid suspicions of an attempted penetration into Israeli air space, Channel 2 reported.
According to the report, another plane was dispatched over a southern city later in the day. The IDF refused to comment on the report.
Meanwhile, six Israeli warplanes were reported flying in Lebanese airspace on
Saturday Lebanon's National News Agency reported.
The report cited a Lebanese Army communique.
Israeli planes executed circular flights over various Lebanese regions
and returned to Israeli airspace in the afternoon on Saturday, according to
In April, the IAF shot down a drone suspected of belonging to Hezbollah
off the coast of Haifa.
In that incident, air defenses identified the drone, and F-16 fighter aircraft and combat helicopters scrambled to intercept it.
“Israel is prepared to deal with any threat posed from Syria or Lebanon in the air, land or sea,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said following the April incident.