Israel’s Iron Dome aerial defense system shot missiles at an “unidentified aircraft” over the skies of the Gaza Strip on Monday morning, marking a second consecutive day of such an incident, the Israeli military said.
The military indicated in a statement that its Iron Dome system had been activated, after the aircraft, apparently a drone, was “spotted flying over the Gaza Strip toward Israel.”
At least two interceptor missiles were launched to target the aircraft, but it was not immediately clear whether they hit it, the military said, adding that the aircraft did not cross into Israeli territory.
This follows Sunday’s incident, in which an Israeli interceptor missile downed a drone above the coastal enclave.
The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli blockade since 2007. Over the years, Israel launched multiple military campaigns against militant groups in Gaza, primarily targeting Hamas, an Islamist Palestinian movement that runs Gaza.