The Israeli military says Israel has activated its missile defense after mistakenly identifying a threat near the Lebanese border.

According to international media reports, the Israeli army accidentally shot down its own drone flying near the Lebanese border.

The Israeli Defense Forces have acknowledged that the incident was caused by a misidentification. In fact, an Airborne Early Warning aircraft reported a possible air intrusion from Lebanon, after which the Israeli army fired two Iron Dome interceptor missiles and destroyed the target.

It was later learned that the drone belonged to Israel, which was flying on a routine Reiki mission. As soon as the missiles were fired, rocket sirens sounded on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon.