Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV has aired a video purporting to show an armed Hamas drone in flight.
Israel military forces claim to have shot down a Hamas drone near the town of Ashdod earlier today.
If confirmed, the drone would mark the first use of an unmanned aircraft by Hamas.
Around six Israelis have been wounded since the start of the week-old offensive, which Gaza says has killed 172 Palestinians, most of them civilians.
It's been an emotionally exhausting day in Israel and Gaza as hopes for peace were raised then dashed then raised then dashed again.
In the court of international opinion, this is how Israel wins a battle and still manages to lose the war.
Until the Israelis and the Palestinians find a way of resolving the underlining conflict this will not be more than a pause.