Palestinians fly bomb-carrying drone into Israel

Palestinians flew a booby-trapped drone into Israel. It did not explode or cause any injuries or damage.

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News

Gaza-based Palestinian terrorists recently deployed a booby-trapped drone into Israel in an attempt to target IDF forces or Israeli citizens.

The drone infiltrated Israeli airspace and landed in the Sha’ar Ha’Negev municipality area, but did not explode or cause any injuries or damage.

The IDF stated Monday that “a few days ago, during the night, a drone that was estimated to have flown from the northern Gaza Strip crossed into Israeli territory and fell. After an examination, explosives were found on the drone.”

The Hamas terror organization, which rules the Gaza Strip, has attempted to penetrate Israeli airspace in the past with drones, most recently in August.

In February 2017, an Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-16 fighter plane shot down a Hamas-flown Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) over the Gaza Strip.

In June 2015, a Hamas drone crashed inside Israel.

In July 2014, a UAV flying from Gaza was shot down over Ashdod by a Patriot missile battery during Operation Protective Edge.

Hamas has been working for over a decade to develop aircraft that could be used for surveillance or attack missions.

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