Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, announced on Monday that it had launched a drone which carried out special mission over Israeli ministry of defense headquarters in Tel Aviv, Al-Manar reported.
Earlier, the resistance brigades said that several drones are being dispatched to carry out missions in the Israeli depth.
Israeli media confirmed a drone was launched from Gaza, reporting that it was shot down by the Patriot missile battery over the occupied settlement of Ashdod.
The Israeli Navy was searching for remnants of the drone, which was intercepted over an open area near the Ashdod coast, Jerusalem Post reported.
The drone set off a Code Red alert siren in the city, JP added.
Meanwhile rocket attacks on the occupied territories also continued on Monday morning with sirens sounding in Ashkelon and Western Negev.
Earlier on Sunday, al-Qassam Brigades announced it had shelled Belmakhim military airbase for the first time with M75 rockets.
Hamas and its military wing were listed as terrorist organizations by the U.S. State Department since 1997.
Nevertheless, Hamas won the last democratically held election in Palestine as it enjoys huge popularity in Palestine.
Azzam Tamimi wrote in the Guardian recently that the attacks on Gaza “will only boost Hamas’s popularity. And it will bring a moral cohesion among all Palestinians – whether in Gaza, the West Bank or the worldwide diaspora. This will be most crucial in the emerging third uprising, the Al-Quds Intifada.”