Israel missile test amid fear of Syria escalation
3 September 2013 Last updated at 18:17 BST
Israel has carried out a joint missile test with the US in the Mediterranean, amid heightened tension over possible Western military strikes on Syria.
A senior Israeli defence official confirmed to the BBC that a missile had been fired on Tuesday to test its defence systems.
The defence ministry said Israel's Arrow missile defence system had successfully detected and tracked a Sparrow medium-range guided missile fired as part of the test.
The BBC's Richard Galpin reports from Jerusalem.