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    Israeli Fighter Jet Intercepts Hamas' Drone Over Gaza Strip

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    The Israel Defense Forces shot down a drone launched by the Hamas movement over the Gaza Strip.

    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — A fighter jet of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Palestinian Hamas movement over the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

    ​The Israeli government has repeatedly accused Hamas, classified by the country as a terrorist group, of attacking Israel from the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip occupied after the 1967 war.

    Hamas, an Islamist political and militant group, seeks the creation of an independent state of Palestine and wants Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian territories. Hamas also governs the Gaza Strip independently of the Palestinian Authority.

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