Hamas says it shot down Israeli drone in south Gaza Sep 11, 2019 0 246 12345 dpaTel Aviv/Gaza CityThe radical Islamist Hamas group claimed responsibility for the downing of an Israeli drone which fell in the southern Gaza Strip overnight.A spokeswoman for the Israeli army (IDF) confirmed that the drone had been shot down. Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ armed wing, said it downed the drone east of Rafah. The group said in a statement that the drone was on a special mission inside the Gaza Strip.Palestinian security sources said the drone was transferred to the security authorities for examination.Israeli drones have repeatedly landed in Gaza, either because of technical defects or they were shot down by Palestinian gunmen.The incident comes after the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah said on Monday that it had shot down an Israeli drone above southern Lebanon.An Israeli military spokeswoman said an IDF drone “fell on Lebanese territory during routine activity in northern Israel.” Tensions are high on Israel’s southern and northern borders. RELATED ARTICLES US says Iran’s failure to address IAEA concerns ‘unacceptable’ Sep 11, 2019 0 1126 More than 30 dead in stampede at Iraqi Shiite shrine Sep 11, 2019 0 344 US efforts to create Syria safe zone largely ‘cosmetic’: Turkey Sep 11, 2019 0 239 Netanyahu vows to annex WB’s Jordan Valley if re-elected AFP Jerusalem Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a deeply controversial pledge on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected in September 17 polls. “There is one place where .. Lebanon urges US to continue mediation on Israel border dispute AFP Beirut Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun on Tuesday urged Washington to help mediate a solution to a maritime border dispute with Israel, as Beirut looks to start offshore oil and gas exploration. Aoun made the request .. Hezbollah says it downed Israel drone to boost deterrence BEIRUT: Hezbollah’s leader said on Tuesday his Iran-backed movement had shot down an Israeli drone in Lebanon for the first time to strengthen deterrence against attack by arch-foe Israel. On Monday, Hezbollah said it .. 250,000 Somalians displaced since January, says NGO Johannesburg: A quarter of a million Somalians have been forced to flee their homes so far this year because of drought, conflict and insecurity, according to a report released by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on .. Hundreds of Nigerians to take free evacuation from South Africa ABUJA: At least 640 Nigerians have signed up to take free flights home from South Africa after xenophobic attacks on foreigners, a spokeswoman for Nigeria’s president said on Tuesday. The flare-up in violence directed .. S Africa to ‘clamp down’ on hiring of undocumented migrant workers after attacks AFP Johannesburg South Africa’s security ministers on Tuesday vowed to put an end to the hiring of undocumented foreign workers as the country tackles a wave of xenophobic attacks that claimed 12 lives. Defence Minister .. AU condemns attacks in Burkina Faso that killed 29 Addis Ababa: The African Union (AU) chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Tuesday condemned two attacks that killed 29 people in northern Burkina Faso over the weekend. “These attacks are the latest illustration of the ..