Watch: Israeli air force shoots down unmanned Hamas aircraft
Israeli fighter jet scrambled after unmanned Hamas aircraft detected.
An Israeli Air Force fighter jet shot down an unmanned aircraft from the Gaza Strip early Tuesday afternoon, an army spokesman said.
The unmanned craft, believed to be controlled by Hamas, was detected flying along the Gaza coastline.
Israeli security forces tracked the aircraft’s movements, and an Israeli Air Force fighter jet shot down the craft.
“Earlier today a Hamas UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) took off from the Gaza Strip and was intercepted by an IAF aircraft just off the coast of the Gaza Strip,” a statement from the military read.
“The UAV was under IAF surveillance from the moment it took off from the Gaza Strip.”
Eyewitnesses in the area reported seeing the plane shoot the drone down.
An IDF spokesperson said
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