IDF confirms: Israeli drone fell in Gaza Strip

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz at the Transportation Ministry in Jerusalem

The plight of people in this situation became worse after an Israeli decision from 2000 to stop updating its copy of the Palestinian population registry, which prompted the Palestinian Authority to stop issuing ID cards.

The strikes were in response to a drone attack from Gaza. During border clashes on Friday, two Palestinians aged 14 and 17 were shot dead by Israeli forces, the Gaza health ministry said, with another 46 Palestinians wounded.

The drone fell in the southern Gaza Strip, in the Rafah area. According to the army, a drone launched from southern Gaza had crossed into Israeli airspace, dropped "what seems to be an explosive device" near the security fence and damaged a military vehicle before returning to Gaza. No weapons were found in the Palestinian's possession, and they were transferred the the Shin Bet Security Agency for further questioning.

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". The truce was negotiated by Egyptian and United Nations officials with aid from Qatar to end several severe flare-ups of violence in recent months.

The IDF underscored in a statement that it "will continue operating against all efforts to harm Israeli civilians and soldiers", while stressing that the IDF "holds Hamas responsible for all that transpires in the Gaza Strip and emanates from it". Israel has also targeted a Palestinian militia in Lebanon as well as what it claims are Iranian-linked targets in Syria and Iraq in recent weeks.

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