Breaking: Palestinians shoot down another Israeli drone
Palestinian resistance fighters have shot down an Israeli spy drone in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Palestinian media outlets cited Israeli reports as saying that the Palestinian forces had taken control of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) after it was downed in the northern part of the Gaza Strip on Monday night.
The aircraft brings to four the number of Israeli regime drones shot down by the Palestinian and Lebanese resistance fighters over the past two weeks.
Palestinian resistance fighters shot down an Israeli quadcopter on January 31 over Beit Hanoun Crossing on Gaza’s northern border with the occupied territories. The drone was shot down while taking images of the area, according to the Arabic-language Palestine Today news agency.
On February 1, the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement downed an Israeli UAV as it crossed into Lebanon near the border village of Blida. In a statement after the incident, Hezbollah said it was in control of the drone.
On February 2, Palestinian fighters shot down another Israeli drone east of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip and took control of it.
The Israeli military frequently uses drones over the Gaza Strip either to monitor and photograph Palestinian military units or launch aerial attacks against targets.
The Tel Aviv regime also frequently violates Lebanon’s airspace in flagrant violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 and the country’s sovereignty.
Separately, Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said in a statement on Monday that Israel had blocked the transfer of some 2,000 coronavirus vaccine doses destined for health workers into Gaza.
Israel has “full responsibility for this arbitrary move,” said al-Kaila, adding that the Health Ministry was coordinating with international organizations to allow the vaccines into the blockaded strip as soon as possible.