The Jerusalem Post

Iran’s hand seen in Hamas drone threat

- • By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

Israel has increasing­ly had to deal with drone threats by Hamas, and said on Thursday that it downed a UAV that crossed from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.

The new drone threat has also been showcased by Hamas in a video circulated online that shows the Palestinia­n terror group with several medium-size drones in Gaza. Hamas says its new drones are called “Shehab.”

Drone experts such as Nick Waters and others have pointed out the close connection between the Hamas “Shehab” and the Iranian Ababil.

The IDF has released video of the drone flying and being shot down. These drones appear to be based on Iranian Ababil drones, models of which have been exported to the Houthis in Yemen, and which the Houthis built and used against Saudi Arabia. The US has warned for

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