Israeli Military Claims It Foiled Drone Attack, Destroyed 20 Rocket Launchers In Gaza (Videos, Photos)

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Israeli Military Claims It Foiled Drone Attack, Destroyed 20 Rocket Launchers In Gaza (Videos, Photos)

Israel Air Force F-16s. FILE IMAGE: Ofer Zidon/Flash90

On May 15, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed that it had foiled an attempt by fighters of the Hamas Movement to launch an armed drone from the Gaza Strip.

In a brief statement, the military said that the drone fell on the launch squad killing two fighters. No further details were provided.

Earlier today, the military wing of Hamas, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, attacked a military base in the settlement of Kissufim east of Gaza with a Shehab suicide drone and mortar rounds. The IDF claimed that the drone was downed by the Iron Dome system.

The Israeli military has been trying to stop attacks from Gaza for five days now. Israeli warplanes struck more than 20 rocket launchers in the last 24 hours. According to the Israeli Air Force, the targeted launchers were aimed at southern and central Israel.

Israeli warplanes also bombed several targets in the Gaza Strip, including intelligence facilities, ammunition depots as well as apartments of Palestinian commanders.

One of the most recent Israeli strikes targeted two apartments in al-Qahera Tower in Gaza City. Another strike knocked down al-Jala Tower.

Despite Israel’s extensive strikes on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian factions as still launching rockets from the enclave. A recent strike on Tel Aviv and its outskirts claimed the life of a man and injured dozens others.

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