Israel drone crashes in Gaza
Published Tuesday 11/03/2014 (updated) 11/03/2014 13:16
A Heron TP surveillance drone at Israel's Tel Nof Air Force base
on Feb. 21, 2010 (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)
JERUSALEM (AFP) -- An unmanned aircraft of the sort Israel uses for surveillance and missile strikes in Gaza crashed in the south of the territory early on Tuesday, sources on both sides said.
Members of Hamas' military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades, discovered the remains near Khan Younis, witnesses said.
Parts of the unmanned aircraft were found 500 meters from the border with Israel.
"A Sky Rider drone crashed in the southern Gaza Strip due to a technical malfunction," an Israeli army spokeswoman told AFP.
"An investigation is under way."
In November 2013, militants in Gaza claimed to have shot down an Israeli drone over the northern Gaza Strip.
Israel's army confirmed that a reconnaissance drone had crashed while on an "executive mission," but said that it malfunctioned due to a technical problem.
Ma'an staff contributed to this report