IDF Drone Crashes in Gaza Strip

Published: October 21st 2010
in News » Israel

An Israeli Air Force plane.

An Israel Defense Forces Rochev Hashamayim drone crashed into the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, calling for Israeli forces to enter the Hamas-ruled territory in order to retrieve it.


According to Haaretz, the drone was controlled by an IDF artillery unit on an information gathering mission before it crashed landed in the strip.


An Israeli military unit then entered Gaza in order to retrieve the unmanned scouting aircraft, later returning to be checked by its original artillery unit.


An IDF spokesman confirmed the details of the incident.


Earlier this week, Palestinian sources reported that one Palestinian was killed, and two others injured, in an IDF strike in northern Gaza.


An IDF statement confirmed that Israel’s Air Force had, in fact, attacked terrorist cells planning to launch Qassam rockets or mortar bombs into Israel.


"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers, and will continue to act firmly against terror," an army statement said Sunday, adding that Israel held "Hamas solely responsible for the situation in Gaza and for maintaining the peace there.”

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