Two Israeli pilots almost were shot down over the Dimona nuclear reactor. Israel’s Channel Two television reported Monday that the accidental overflight a few weeks ago prompted the Israel Air Force to scramble two jets with orders to determine whether the ultra-light pilots were terrorists. When their identity was determined, they were turned away from the desert reactor.
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