The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) have shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle believed to have been launched by the Hamas movement from the Gaza Strip, IDF said on Friday.

IDF shared a photo of the drone on Twitter. 

Reports indicate that the drone was being monitored by Israel before it was eventually shot down.

The Sunni militant organisation of Hamas controls Palestine’s Gaza Strip and is in a protracted conflict with Israel. Since 2007, the Gaza Strip has been under a blockade imposed by Egypt and Israel.