"A Patriot missile was launched against an unmanned aircraft that was approaching Israel from Syrian territory," a statement of the Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF) press office read.
This is the second such case this week, as on Wednesday the IDF reported that another unidentified drone approaching from Syrian territory had been successfully intercepted by an anti-aircraft missile.
Previously, Reuters reported that Netanyahu had said during a meeting with the Russian president that he would not "take action" against Damascus, but stressed that Moscow should encourage Iranian forces in Syria to leave the country.
Damascus condemned the missile strikes, calling them a violation of its sovereignty, while Tehran also pledged to respond to "Israeli aggression." Israel in turn accused Iran of building up a military presence in Syria in order to prepare an attack on the country.