An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) tried to invade Israelis airspace from Gaza but crashed at the security fence shortly after 3 pm. (5 a.m. EDT) Thursday.
The IDF has not stated if the drone was carrying surveillance equipment or an explosive device.
Hamas has tried several times to send UAVs into Gaza, and Hezbollah successfully did so two years ago before the IDF shot it down over the southern Heron Hills, northeast of Be’er Sheva.
Iran, which backs Hezbollah, lately has resumed financing Hamas.
Soldiers from the IDF Engineering Corps forces retrieved the UAV for inspection.
The Air Force said it had been monitoring the drone since it launch, and it scrambled warplanes, which did not have anything to shoot at since it the UAV couldn’t even fly past the security fence.