The Elbit Systems-produced Skylark UAV is chalking up hundreds of flight hours in “Operation Brother’s Keeper,” Israel’s ongoing incursion in the West Bank targeting the Hamas organization it blames for last Thursday’s abduction of three Israeli teens.

Now in its fifth day, the operation is steadily expanding from its initial focus on the area south of Hebron to points throughout the Palestine Authority-administered territory.

Defense sources here say the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has deployed nearly a division-sized force of infantry, paratroopers and commandos supported by hundreds of operatives from the Shin Bet security service and the Israel Police. […]