Israeli Iron Dome Shoots Down Iranian-made Drone Fired From Gaza

Israel's Iron Dome air defence system intercepts a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip above the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on August 7, 2022. - Islamic Jihad militants agreed terms of an Egyptian-brokered truce with Israel, intended to end three days of intense conflict with Israel that has left at least 41 Palestinians dead. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

The military says the Iron Dome air defense system has intercepted a drone launched from the Gaza Strip.

Residents of southern Israel in the Sderot area and Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip report hearing a large explosion.

Footage shows two Iron Dome interceptor missiles launched in the area.

The Israel Defense Forces says the suspicious aircraft was downed over the Gaza Strip.

The Sderot municipality assures residents that no rockets have been fired toward the city, and the drone was successfully downed.

No sirens sounded in the area.

The IDF says there are no special instructions for residents following the incident.

Footage shows Iron Dome interceptor missiles launching over Sderot, apparently to intercept a drone.

— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) February 4, 2023

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