The Jerusalem Post reports that on Thursday, December 16, the Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified aircraft seen in the vicinity of the nuclear reactor located in the city of Dimona.
According to the Israeli Defense Forces, the unidentified object was equipped with an engine and was an unmanned drone. So on the afternoon of December 16, it crossed the forbidden airspace near the Dead Sea, after which it started moving quite slowly towards the nuclear center located in Dimona.
At this time there is no information about the purpose and origin of the site. The Israeli military admits the fact that the balloon-like object shot down could actually only be a weather probe. Meanwhile, the version that it may belong to some intelligence service gathering information about Israel’s nuclear program is also being verified.
Thus, according to some experts, Israel has created at least two hundred nuclear weapons at the Dimona nuclear complex. Flights over this reactor are strictly limited, and the airspace above it is protected by surface-to-air missiles.