Israel Shoots Down Drone from Gaza

October 18, 2019

by: Yoav Zitun

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An unmanned drone in flight (illustrative)

Friday, 18 October 2019 | Israeli troops on Thursday identified and shot down an unmanned drone that entered Israeli territory near the Gaza border.

The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Spokesman’s Unit confirmed the incident and said that there were no injuries or damage as a result of the event.

The drone was taken by the IDF for further examination.

This is not the first drone to be shot down by the IDF after entering Israel from Gaza, leading to concerns that this could become a new threat from the Hamas-run coastal enclave.

A month ago, a terrorist cell tried to attack an army patrol near the Gaza border using an explosive device attached to a drone.

There were no injuries, but damage was done to a military vehicle.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said at the time that the Israel Air Force attacked the cell that they believed had launched the drone from the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Earlier this week, an IDF drone operating over Gaza was shot down near the southern city of Rafah.

The IDF said the incident was under investigation, but there was no credible threat of an intelligence leak.

Posted on October 18, 2019

Source: (Ynetnews originally published this article on October 17, 2019. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)

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