Israeli army drone crashes in Gaza

Israeli trucks carrying supply for the Gazan people entering Kerem Shalom cargo crossing on the Israel- Gaza border. Kerem Shalom Jul 9 2019

Israeli trucks carrying supply for the Gazan people entering Kerem Shalom cargo crossing on the Israel- Gaza border. Kerem Shalom Jul 9 2019

Hamas' raids have come in response to the regime's killing of Palestinian protesters marching along the fence separating Gaza from the Israeli-occupied territories.

Confirming that one of their drones had been lost, Israeli army spokesperson Avichay Adraee said in a statement: "Last night, a small drone crashed in the southern Gaza Strip".

A shipment of fabrics and disposable goods that was to be shipped from Israel to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing was checked by the Land Crossing Authority of the Ministry of Defense, and the shipment was found to contain dozens of olive-green cloth rolls. An Israeli aircraft immediately targeted the squad which had launched the drone, while fighter jets also struck a number of additional Hamas military targets, including offensive naval equipment and two military compounds in the northern and central sectors of Gaza. The protests have calmed in recent months.

The State of Israel tramples these women's most basic rights - to life and to health - under foot, while claiming it is not responsible for what happens in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army said thousands of Palestinians took part in "especially violent" demonstrations along the border, with some throwing "firebombs and explosive devices" at soldiers. There were no reports of casualties in Gaza, but the unrest on the frontier continued throughout the day as four Palestinians infiltrated Israel and were apprehended by the army. Palestinians have been holding regular mass protests along the fortified border since March 2018.

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