JERUSALEM (Worthy News)– For the second time, Israel has shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) coming from the Gaza Strip on Thursday night. Meanwhile, Israel launched a ground campaign in Gaza last night, and the IDF suffered its first casualty of Operation Protective Edge. At least 20 Palestinians were killed overnight according to Palestinian media sources.
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IDF intercepts another Hamas UAV – Ynet News
For the second time during Operation Protective Edge, a Patriot missile defense battery intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) coming from the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening.
Hamas' military wing claimed responsibility for launching the Ababil 1 UAV, that was shot down over Ashkelon. The organization said that it intended to attack a target deep in Israel.
IDF suffers first fatality in Gaza ground offensive – Jerusalem Post
The IDF suffered its first casualty in Operation Protective Edge at 4 a.m. on Friday as the army commenced its ground offensive into Gaza. Two more soldiers were lightly wounded.