Jerusalem: The Israeli military says an unmanned surveillance aircraft has crashed in the Gaza Strip after experiencing a technical malfunction.
The military said it was investigating what caused the Skylark drone to go down on today.
Israel uses drones to gather intelligence on militant activity in Gaza.
The territory is governed by the Hamas militant group, and several other armed groups also operate there.
In a statement, Hamas said it had "seized" the aircraft.
It gave no further details and did not provide any photos. The army would not say whether any secrets or technology had slipped into Hamas` hands.