Israeli drone crashes in Gaza

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An Israeli military unmanned drone crashed in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, with Palestinians saying they shot it down but Israel blaming a technical malfunction.

A security source from Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules Gaza, said they had “captured an Israeli drone that was flying over east Jabalia this morning.”

He did not elaborate.

But Hamas's military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, claimed on their Twitter account “responsibility for shooting down an Israeli mini-drone.”

The Israeli army denied the claim and said “a ‘Skylark’ tactical mini UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) system crashed earlier today in the Gaza Strip due to a technical malfunction.”

Israel uses drones over Gaza to collect intelligence and occasionally carry out attacks.

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