Category Archives: Israel

Israel and the Drone Wars – New Briefing from Drone Wars UK

Drone Wars UK Drone Wars UK is today publishing a new briefing focusing on the use of drones by Israel, the only other country besides the US and the UK to have used armed drones. ‘Israel and the Drone Wars: … Continue reading

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Israel allegedly drones Egypt target

While there are conflicting versions of events, the AP reports that an al-Qaeda linked group active in the Sinai Peninsula–Ansar Jerusalem–has claimed its fighters were targeted in a drone strike inside of Egyptian territory. Four were reported dead. Israel has … Continue reading

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Israel largest drone exporter

Israel is the world’s largest exporter of drones, mainly to Europe, Asia and Latin America, in a trade worth more than $4.6bn (£3bn) over the past eight years. A study by the business consultancy Frost and Sullivan found that unmanned aerial vehicles … Continue reading

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Israel shoots down drone

The Israeli military said it shot down a drone on Thursday, five nautical miles off the coast of its northern port of Haifa, after tracking it for an hour as it flew south along the Lebanese coast. Israeli analysts speculated … Continue reading

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HRW: Gaza Airstrikes Violated Laws of War

 At least 18 Israeli airstrikes during the fighting in Gaza in November 2012 were in apparent violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today after a detailed investigation into the attacks. These airstrikes killed at least 43 … Continue reading

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Targeted Killing: The Israeli Precedent to U.S. Drone Wars

U.S. drone strikes in battlespaces far removed from conventional theatres of war are the most obvious modern form of ‘targeted killing’. But the practice has a long history – with its modern incarnation stemming from the ‘lawfare’ blueprint constructed by … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Hezbollah sent drone into Israel

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese militant group and political party Hezbollah, declared Thursday that his fighters had assembled and piloted a drone that flew 35 miles into Israel on Saturday, calling the flight an unprecedented achievement in “the history of the … Continue reading

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