Israeli drone crashes in Gaza as airstrike kills three Palestinians
Israel commonly uses drones to gather intelligence on militant activity
An Israeli airstrike on Gaza killed three militants on Tuesday, targeting an area where an unmanned Israeli surveillance aircraft crashed earlier in the day, a Gaza official said.
The Israeli military said it was responding to mortar fire aimed at Israel.
“Terrorists must know that there is a price to pay when participating in aggression,” said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman.
Before that, an Israeli drone crashed in Gaza, a territory governed by the Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas
According to The Associated Press, The Israeli military said the Skylark drone experienced a technical malfunction and it was investigating what caused it to go down.
Israel commonly uses drones to gather intelligence on militant activity. Hamas militants said they recovered the aircraft in southern Gaza and handed it over to security forces. No further details were immediately available.
The Israeli military did not say whether the drone could provide secrets to Hamas. The Skylark, however, is known to have built-in safeguards for the protection of information it gathers.
On Monday, Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian after he threw rocks at Israeli cars in the West Bank. The shooting came after Israeli guards shot and killed a Jordanian judge who the Israelis said tried to grab a rifle from a soldier at the border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan, The Associated Press reported.
(With The Associated Press)
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