Israel gives green light for drone assassinations - media

Posted On: Nov 28, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Israel gives green light for drone assassinations - media

Having been deployed in Gaza since 2008, unmanned aircraft will reportedly now be used for targeted killings in the West Bank
The Israel Defense Forces has approved the use of attack drones to assassinate Palestinian terrorism suspects in the West Bank, the Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday. The order comes after a violent Israeli raid a day earlier, and as the IDF increasingly looks to robots to police the Palestinian territories.
According to the newspaper , IDF commanders will be allowed to use drones “to carry out strikes should armed gunmen be identified as posing imminent threats to their troops.” Senior officers discussed the doctrinal change on Wednesday, the report continued, with Chief of Staff General Aviv Kohavi signing off on the order.
Israel has used Elbit's Hermes 450 drones to carry out targeted assassinations in Gaza since 2008. These drones have been in production since the late 1990s, but establishing a full account of their usage is difficult, as Israel's military censor had...

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