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Israel Air Force shoots down Gaza drone over Ashdod beach (video)

By Mason White 3:42 PM July 14, 2014
Gaza drone over Ashdod beach 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) The Israel Air Force shot down a Gaza drown hovering over an Ashdod beach, a spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces said.

The drone was shot down on Monday morning, the first drone to be sent into Israel by Hamas.

Hamas said that it has sent several drones to carry out “special missions” deep inside Israel. The drone was intercepted near the port of Ashdod by a U.S. made Patriot missile.

“We closely monitored the drone the moment it left Gaza, and we chose where to intercept it,” military spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.

The remains of the drone fell in the Mediterranean Sea. The Patriot missile proved ineffective against Iraqi Scud missiles during the Gulf War of 1991.