Thursday, 13 August 2015

Hamas military wing claims to have captured Israeli drone


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas' military wing on Wednesday claimed that it had taken over an Israeli drone last month and rebuilt it to make it operational, a statement said.

The Al-Qassam Brigades said it had captured an Israeli SKYLARK1 drone on July 22.

"Security checks were conducted, and the systems and technologies installed in the drone were examined, and then the unit rebuilt it and put the drone to use in the service of the al-Qassam Brigades," the group said.

Hamas said the achievement was dedicated to the Palestinian youth.

Last July Israel shot down a Hamas drone near the southern city of Ashkelon close to the Gaza border and in a separate incident downed another off the Mediterranean port of Ashdod, 17 miles north of Gaza and a similar distance south of Tel Aviv. more