Hezbollah downs Israeli drone over Lebanon with missile

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli pilotless plane was shot down over Lebanese territory by a surface-to-air missile on Saturday, Israel's military said, and Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the interception.

In a statement, Hezbollah said it downed a Hermes 900 drone in solidarity with Gaza, where Israel has been waging an almost eight-month-old war against Hamas, another Iranian-backed group.

Video circulated online appeared to show a plane of a size corresponding to that of a Hermes, aflame and gyring earthward.

(Writing by Dan Williams and Tala Ramadan; Editing by Peter Graff)