An Israeli fighter plane shot down a drone from Lebanon on Thursday as it was approaching the Israeli coast over the mediterranean sea, Reuters reports.
According to the news agency, the Israeli military said the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was detected in Lebanese skies and intercepted by a F-16 fighter jet around 9km from the Israeli port city of Haifa.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement saying: "I view with great gravity this attempt to violate our border. We will continue to do what is necessary to defend the security of Israel's citizens."
Thursday marks the second time a drone from Lebanon has been intercepted in Israeli air space in the past seven months.