Anothe lie to add to Israels list of lies and deceptions
Images disprove Israeli official’s denial that Palestinians shot down drone over GazaSubmitted by Ali Abunimah**Video posted on YouTube from Al-Aqsa TV shows a drone that Palestinian resistance fighters say they shot down over Gaza.Israeli government spokesman Ofir Gendelman tweeted, “The drone that Hamas showed on TV is not Israeli and is not in service in the IDF. This is another failed Hamas PR prop.”The drone that Hamas showed on TV is not Israeli and is not in service in the IDF. This is another failed Hamas PR prop.#PillarOfDefenseHowever examination of images of the drone suggest it is Gendelman who is lying. In the TV clip, the anchor identifies the downed drone as a “Skylite B,” an unmanned aerial vehicle made by the Israeli weapons firm Rafael.Compare the screenshots below from the Al-Aqsa TV clip with the image of the Skylite B from the Rafael website and marketing brochure and decide for yourself who is telling the truth.
Official images of Rafael “Skylite B”
Screenshots of drone shown on Al-Aqsa TVYou will note, comparing with the images above, the similarities in the overall form and specifically the tail, the wing shape, the shape of the wing flap and the nose. The close ups of the tail shows damage that suggests the drone may have been brought down by small arms fire.