The Israel Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday evening preempted an Iranian drone or missile strike on the Golan Heights.
While evening news programs were speculating about President Donald Trump’s long-awaited announcement that the United States would ditch the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, news came in that the IDF had ordered municipalities on the Golan Heights to open public bomb shelters on the mountainous plateau.
Prior to this shock announcement, there was highly unusual IAF activity in northern Israel.
An hour before Trump announced that the US would leave the “rotten” deal with Iran, a host of IAF warplanes were patrolling the skies in north-east Israel.
At 10 PM, the unusual IAF activity suddenly stopped, and after that only the sound of drones was audible from the ground.
These drones were reconnaissance aircraft that were hovering over Mount Hermon, the Sheeba Farms and the Syria-Israel border, according to Lebanese media.
It later became clear what exactly had triggered the IDF warning to prepare bomb shelters on the Golan Heights. read more…