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What are the implications of Hamas's use of drones against Israel?




Homefront Command members clean up rubble from a home after a Hamas rocket landed in the front yard on July 15, 2014 in Ashdod, Israel.  As operation 'Protective Edge
Homefront Command members clean up rubble from a home after a Hamas rocket landed in the front yard on July 15, 2014 in Ashdod, Israel. As operation 'Protective Edge" enters it's eighth day of airstrikes by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) across the Gaza Strip, Egypt has this morning tabled a ceasefire agreement proposing a halting of fighting starting at 9am. Once violence has ceased, the proposal calls for Israel to open a border crossing into Gaza to allow the movement of goods and people. Israel has accepted the Egyptian proposal for a truce, however it is thought Hamas has rejected the deal.
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Hostilities in Israel have resumed after hopes for a cease fire were dashed earlier today.

Israel had agreed to an Egyptian proposed cease fire, but Hamas militants, who run Gaza, appeared to reject it. Hamas officials said their conditions were not met and they were not included in the discussions.

Now, rocket fire continues from the Gaza Strip and the Israeli military has resumed airstrikes against Hamas. Almost 200 Palestinians and no Israelis have been killed in the week-long conflict. Hamas and its allied militants have launched almost one thousand rockets at Israel since last Tuesday.

Yesterday, however, they launched something new...a drone. The device was shot down by Israel and it is unclear whether it was armed or being used for surveillance, but the incident grabbed headlines.

So, what does Hamas' use of a drone signal?

To talk about it, Dr. Gregory McNeal, military expert and professor at Pepperdine University's School of Law,  joins Take Two.