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NEWS DESK | Israel’s military shot down a drone that originated from the Gaza Strip, one that looked more complicated than the others that have come over the Israel-Gaza border. Is the Strip’s weaponized drone tech improving? Our Daniel Tsemach reports.
Israeli Defense Forces said on Monday that soldiers shot down a drone originating from the Gaza Strip over Israeli territory.
“A short while ago, IDF troops identified a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) crossing from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory,” the military said in a statement.
“In response, soldiers shot down the UAV and confiscated the device for further examination.”
The drone was reportedly shot down near Kibbutz Zikim, located near the northern perimeter of the coastal enclave.
The UAV was identified flying in the area around 10am Monday morning, with the IDF falling the device shortly thereafter.
Last month, Israel and the Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas struck a truce after weeks of escalating tensions over the launch of dozens of incendiary balloons into Israel and clashes between Palestinians and the IDF during protests.
The agreement for calm was apparently mediated by Egypt and UN officials and later confirmed by Israeli security sources.
Last year, a drone from the Gaza Strip equipped with explosive materials was shot down over Israeli territory, causing alarm among security officials.