Hamas Military Wing Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades Claims Use Of Suicide Drones For First Time On Israeli Gas Refinery Near Northern Gaza, Releases Video Showing Drones Being Prepared

May 24, 2021

On May 13, 2021, Hamas military wing Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades claimed that its fighters had for the first time used locally made suicide drones called "Shahab" to attack "a gas platform" off the coast of northern Gaza on May 12. The group released footage of the drones being prepared.

Earlier on May 13, the group posted a short video showing its fighters preparing the drones for launch. The drones had the name "Shahab" written on their wings.

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