Late on June 3, a swarm of small quadcopter drones launched by the Israeli military invaded the skies of the Gaza Strip.
A source in Gaza’s armed factions told the al-Quds newspaper that the drones had flown over military posts as well as civilian homes and buildings. The drones were targeted by Palestinian fighters, who managed to shot down some of them.
“By flying these drones, occupation forces attempted to test and confuse the resistance, as it attempted during the last round in different ways and failed to do so,” the source said.
The Israeli military usually use similar small quadcopter drones in reconnaissance, intelligence and even combat operations.
— وكالة شهاب للأنباء (@ShehabAgency) June 3, 2021
عاجل عدد كبير من طائرات كواد كابتر التابعة للجيش الإسرائيلي تقتحم اجواء قطاع غزة والفصائل الفلسطينية تطلق النار بشكل مكثف في انحاء متفرقة من القطاع pic.twitter.com/88iZDgsry6
— Mustafa Al-Bayed RT (@RtBayed) June 3, 2021
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— أحمد أبوعبيدة #غزة (@ahmadsqps) June 3, 2021
Last month, the Israeli military launched a large military operation against Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip after a rocket attack on Jerusalem. Israeli strikes on the enclave claimed the lives of 256 people, including 66 children.
The large operation ended on May 21. The Israeli military failed to stop rocket fire from Gaza or to assassinate the top military commander of Palestinian factions.
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