Those who protect Israel’s borders have grown quite jumpy in light of the Nakba Day penetrations of five Israeli borders. The control tower of the Haifa military air force base reported the possibility of enemy aircraft in the skies above the base. Several Israeli jets were scrambled and spent forty minutes scouring the air for any sign of the intruders. One pilot reported that on this clear night the thing that stood out the most in the sky was one of the stars of Cassiopaea:
One of the theories was that because the incident happened the night after Nakba Day, it placed the air command under added stress.
The pilots though, seem to have had a good laugh about the matter:
We treated this as a joke. At least it made us laugh a lot.
No word on how the guy who imagined Syria MIGs attacking Haifa felt.