According to the IDF, the unmanned aircraft that was shot down by the Israeli Air Force early Saturday morning did not depart from the Gaza Strip. The aircraft's country of origin has not yet been confirmed. It flew over Israel for less than thirty minutes and did not carry any explosives on it.
IDF Spokesperson Yoav Mordechai said that the aircraft was monitored and accompanied by fighter planes throughout its flight and it was possible to shoot it down at any stage, "however, it was decided to intercept the aircraft near southern Mount Hebron for safety reasons." (Yoav Zitun)