Israeli Military Says It Downed Gaza Drone Over Mediterranean Sea

The Israeli military said that one of its fighter jets has downed a drone launched from the Gaza Strip on Thursday. 

Rather than flying towards Israeli territory, the drone was headed westward, over the Mediterranean Sea, "an unusual occurrence," according to the military's statement.

Two days of hostilities between Israel and factions within the Gaza Strip ended with a cease-fire on Tuesday, after over 50 rockets were launched at Israel from the Strip and Israel retaliated with strikes on Islamic Jihad targets within the coastal enclave and in Syria.

Despite the escalation, Hamas officials said that Israel will continue implementing Gaza economic relief measures reached in cease-fire talks over the past few weeks with Palestinian factions.