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Hamas drone injects new element into Arab-Israeli conflict
Hamas drone injects new element into Arab-Israeli conflict

The exchange of rocket fire from Palestinian militants and Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip took a new turn this week when the military wing of Hamas said it had launched drones into Israel -- one of them downed by an Israeli Patriot missile. The incident, which follows previous launches by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on Israel’s northern border, marks the potential for aerial surveillance and longer-range attacks using a U.S.-developed technology that analysts have long warned would eventually be mobilized against the United States and its allies. The drone downed Monday over the southern port of Ashdod lacked the technological sophistication of those flown by the...

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