Israel Shoots UFO out of Sky

December 16, 2010 03:20 PM EST

The Israeli Air Force shot down a UFO on Thursday in the Negev Desert just above one of their nuclear plants. The unidentified flying object appeared in the no-fly zone, and air force jets scrambled, and shot it out of the sky. What exactly was the motorized object? It may have been a weather balloon, but it remains undetermined at this point.
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CNN reports, "There have been unconfirmed media reports that it was a motor-driven object. The air force reacted according to procedure when the object was spotted, the IDF said." Debris from the object is being studied to see if it is a UFO or a warplane. This is very upsetting because whether this was a warplane or a UFO it's not good news, but if it was just a weather balloon, everyone just lost his or her weather forecast.
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Whatever it was, Israeli officials are scrambling to determine. Incidents such as these are dangerous in times when tensions run high in the Middle East. As for it being a true UFO that would be awesome.
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Object shot out of sky above Israeli nuclear plant, military says

December 16, 2010 3:16 p.m. EST

Jerusalem (CNN) -- The Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified flying object over the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev Desert Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said.
The object appeared in a designated no-fly zone, the air force was scrambled and the object was shot down, the IDF said.
The object could have been a party balloon, the IDF said, 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 air force reacted according to procedure when the object was spotted, the IDF said.
The Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz reported that last October "IDF warplanes intercepted an Israeli ultralight aircraft that accidentally flew into the area and forced it to land at an airstrip in southern Israel."
It also reported that "an Israeli surface-to-air missile downed a crippled Israeli fighter-bomber that strayed into the restricted zone" during the Six Day War in 1967. The craft's pilot was killed.
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