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July 15, 2014  | 1 min read

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

Take Two | July 15th, 2014

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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.