Israel says it shot down a drone sent from Gaza
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Israel says it shot down a drone sent from Gaza

IDF says it recovered the device and took it for examination, amid low-level tensions along the border and an informal truce between sides

A drone aircraft
A drone aircraft

The Israeli military says it has shot down a drone that crossed into its territory from the Gaza Strip.

The military says it recovered the drone and took it in for examination.

There was no comment from Gaza.

Its terrorist Hamas leaders are known to have developed a drone programme with Iranian help.

The drones are typically used for reconnaissance along the Israeli-Gaza border and it is unclear if they have potential to carry out attacks.

The incident comes amid low-level tensions along the border as Israel and Gaza are still trying to maintain an informal long-term truce between them.

Recent protests have included Palestinian youths launching incendiary balloons towards Israeli farmland.

Others have approached the heavily guarded fence at several locations and clashed with Israeli troops.

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