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Hamas says it has seized Israel drone in Gaza

August 15, 2023 at 2:11 pm

K1 Orbiter Israeli drone [Screenshot/Twitter]

The Palestinian Hamas group, on Tuesday, said that it has seized an Israeli drone in Gaza, Anadolu Agency reports.

This was announced in a brief statement by the Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Movement.

The statement said that the Qassam Brigades seized a K1 Orbiter drone on Monday while it was on “a hostile reconnaissance mission in the airspace of eastern Gaza.”

On Monday, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority said a drone of the domestic intelligence service, Shin Bet, crashed in Gaza during “operational activity”.

The Israeli Channel 14 said that the drone crashed in the Al-Zaytoun neighbourhood, east of Gaza City, “as a result of a technical malfunction and not for a hostile reason”.

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