Watch: Israel Police laser system destroys Palestinian terror-balloons

With 32 successful interceptions yesterday, the new ‘Lahav Or’ system uses laser bursts to explode incendiary and/or explosive terror-balloons launched by Palestinian terrorists from Gaza.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The IDF’s new ‘Lahav Or’ laser system located and intercepted 32 incendiary and explosive balloons which were launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel yesterday, including one interception which caused the balloon to explode in midair.

‘Lahav Or’ system uses lasers to intercept incendiary and explosive balloons – Screenshot: Israel Police Spokesperson Division

This is the first system of its kind in the world, developed under the leadership of the Israel Border Police and physicists from Optidefense, a firm which specializes in electro-optics and lasers.

According to a Border Police source, “the system effectively manages to intercept the balloons that enter its sector with a success rate of over 90%. The cooperation created between the Israeli police, the IDF and the defense establishment leads to impressive operational results that strengthen the security of the residents of the Gaza periphery.”

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