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Israeli soldiers enter Gaza after IDF drone crashes in Strip

Rochev Hashamayim (sky glider) drone was controlled by an IDF artillery unit on an information gathering mission before it crashed landed on the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave.

By Anshel Pfeffer and Haaretz Service


An Israel Defense Forces reconnaissance drone crashed into the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, necessitating Israeli forces to enter the coastal enclave in order to retrieve it.

The Rochev Hashamayim drone was controlled by an IDF artillery unit on an information gathering mission before it crashed landed on the Hamas-ruled territory.

An Israeli military unit then entered Gaza in order to retrieve the unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, later returning to be checked by its original artillery unit.

An IDF spokesman confirmed the details of the incident.

Earlier this week, Palestinian sources reported that one Palestinian was killed and two other injured in

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Added: Oct-21-2010 
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