By Micah Halpern
Tuesday August 8, 2017
I've Been Thinking:
Another Hamas drone fell in Israel. It was not shot down -- it fell from the sky. The IDF found it and they are investigating and evaluating the drone.
There have been numerous Hamas drones that Israel either shot down or tracked down after they fell on Israeli soil. As a rule, Israel permits drones to fly over Gaza = but in principle, they will target a drone when the drone crosses over the Gaza border into Israel.
Hamas uses the drones as a tool to monitor Israeli movements, fortifications and even security features on fences and border crossings.
These drones are very small and inexpensive. They can even be bought on Amazon. They are outfitted with cameras that relay their pictures back to a computer in Gaza. These small drones fly low so they are hard to intercept. Larger drones, on the other hand, are targeted by helicopters or planes.
No doubt about it, Hamas is getting more and more sophisticated in how they collect intel.
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