IAF Jet Shoots Down Unknown Object from Jordan
An Israel Air Force fighter jet shot down an unidentified flying object that penetrated Israeli air space early Thursday afternoon.
An Israel Air Force warplane shot down an apparently unmanned balloon that flew over the Dimona nuclear reactor, a no-fly zone.
The air force was scrambled and the object was shot down.
The object could have been a party balloon, but forces have not yet found the debris to determine what it was.
There have been unconfirmed media reports that it was a motor-driven object.
The object entered Israeli airspace from Jordan, over the southern Dead Sea. There was concern that it would go near the nuclear plant in Dimona, which is located near the spot where the object was shot down.