Palestinian Al Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, unveiled three models of unmanned drones today, which it said it flew into Israeli skies.
Journalist Dima Khatib tweets:
Al Qassam Brigades say they made 3 models of Ababil drones: A1A, A1B, A1C. Pic v @QudsN of A1B during a mission pic.twitter.com/sTfW0bVS98
— Dima Khatib أنا ديمة (@Dima_Khatib) July 14, 2014
The drones, made in Palestine, are called Ababil – after a type of birds mentioned in the Holy Quran, which protected Mecca during a war with Yemen in the year 571.
Gaza-based blogger Jehan Alfarra exclaims:
#Israel shocked at the use of Palestinian drones by Palestinian Resistance in #Gaza! So are weee #GameOfDrones مرمطناهم
— Jehan Alfarra (@palinoia) July 14, 2014