Hidden in a shipment of medical supplies sent to the terrorist enclave, materials needed in the making of rockets & explosive devices were intercepted during a routine inspection of goods by the on-site laboratory.
By Nikki Guttman
Security forces recently thwarted an attempt to smuggle bomb-making materials into the Gaza Strip, the Crossings Directorate in the Defense Ministry revealed Sunday.
The contraband was hidden in boxes containing medical supplies bound for the coastal enclave.
Some of the contraband materials intercepted at Kerem Shalom crossing. – Photo: Israel’s Defense Ministry
According to available details, suspect materials were discovered during a routine inspection of goods coming through the Kerem Shalom crossing. Continue Reading »
The list below, which was submitted to the EU in Brussels, reveals Israeli plans to relieve Gaza’s water shortage by building a new desalination plant for $710m, connecting Gaza to Israel’s natural gas line, connecting to a new power line, known as the 161 kV line, doubling of the capacity of Gaza’s sewage treatment plant and much more.
By Eylon Aslan-Levy
Israel presented an international committee coordinating Palestinian development aid with a $1 billion list of major infrastructure projects designed to relieve an urgent humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, with a request for international financing, at a meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) in Brussels on Wednesday. Continue Reading »
Claiming it has run out of diesel fuel required for electricity producing generators, Hamas orders a hospital in northern Gaza to end operations.
– Abbas’ Palestinian Authority rejects Hamas’ claims, drawing attention to the funds recently transferred to Gaza specifically for the purchase of more diesel to keep the generators going.
– In the meantime, UNRWA organizes a march for its workers and Gaza residents to protest against the United States’ decision to withhold some funding until Palestinian leadership agrees to engage in Peace Talks.
By Elior Levy and Reuters
The Hamas terror group has begun ratcheting up pressure on the Palestinian Authority and the international community to resolve the deepening humanitarian crisis taking shape in Gaza, after the former ordered the Health Ministry Monday to halt activities in a hospital located in the north of the strip and to transfer all patients to other hospitals in the area. Continue Reading »
Based on claims by Hamas that one of their relatives assisted Israel in locating 3 senior terrorists for elimination during the 2014 Gaza war, the Palestinian family reported on Friday that they had executed him in the city of Rafah, Gaza.
By Elad Benari, Canada
A Gazan family said on Friday it had killed one of its relatives, claiming he had helped Israel track down and kill three senior Hamas terrorists, including one of the man’s own kinsmen.
In a statement quoted by Yediot Aharonot, the family of Ahmed Barhoum said it had shot him in the city of Rafah after they were told by Hamas that he had provided information to Israel. Continue Reading »
The IDF released footage of their demolition of a Hamas terror-tunnel along Israel-Gaza border.
By David Rosenberg
The IDF released footage Thursday of its recent demolition of a terror tunnel used by the Hamas terror organization underneath the Israel-Gaza border.
On Sunday, Israeli Air Force aircraft destroyed the tunnel, which ran from the city of Rafiah in southern Gaza to a point some 590 feet inside Israeli territory in the western Negev.
The tunnel ran underneath the Egypt-Gaza [fuel] pipeline[s].
According to IDF spokesperson Ronen Manelis, IDF forces had located the tunnel several days before the demolition. Continue Reading »
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman subsequently issued the ban having been informed by IDF Maj-Gen Yoav Mordechai of a set of meetings that occurred between Swiss representatives and the Gaza-based terrorist group leaders, Ismail Haniyeh & Yahya Sinwar.
Swiss officials have been reportedly banned from entering the Gaza Strip by Israel from via territory, following a set of meetings that apparently occurred between representatives from the country and Gaza-based Hamas group leaders, The Times of Israel reported on Wednesday.
The matter was brought to the attention of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman who subsequently issued the ban having been informed by Israel Defence Forces’ Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Yoav Mordechai, reported Hadashot on Tuesday. Continue Reading »
Recently arrested while attempting to cross the border into Israel, the 23 yr-old Gaza terrorist divulged an abundance of crucial intel to the Shin Bet on Hamas’ tunnels; the terror-tunnels intended to launch surprise attacks on civilians inside Israel and those intended for combat with, or abduction of, IDF soldiers inside Gaza.
By Yoav Zitun
A Palestinian resident of Gaza has been indicted for serious security-related offense, after the Shin Bet solicited from him copious amounts of crucial information about the workings of Hamas terror tunnels.
Ahmed Magdi Muhamad Abid, 23, was arrested at the end of September this year by Israel while attempting to cross the border into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »
In less than 2 years approximately 60 corneal transplant surgeries have been performed in Gaza by Palestinian doctors who were trained in Israel.
At the end of 2016, a new branch of St John’s Eye Hospital was opened in Gaza and, recently, corneal transplant surgeries have been performed in the Gaza Strip by Palestinian doctors who have undergone training in Israel.
Earlier this week, two Palestinian doctors who work at the Jerusalem hospital crossed into the Gaza Strip via the Erez crossing to perform rounds of treatments and corneal transplants at the St John’s hospital branch in Gaza. Continue Reading »
On Fatah-Hamas reconciliation in Gaza, Palestinian Authority official says “We couldn’t even arrange a safe trip for Abbas to Gaza….In actuality, Hamas is in control on the ground in Gaza…It is not in our interest or desire to prevent Hamas from continuing its security-related activity in the Gaza Strip.”
• Jordanian-Palestinian communication nearly severed over Fatah-Hamas reconciliation.
Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff
The Palestinian Authority does not have the ability to prevent Hamas or any of the other Gaza Strip-based terrorist groups from continuing to dig terror tunnels, senior PA officials told Israel Hayom on Thursday.
One senior PA official close to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Israel Hayom that the “Palestinian reconciliation and the transfer of control [in Gaza] are on the declarative level only. Continue Reading »
First, plagued with having UNRWA schools used to store Hamas rockets during the summer months, now, for the second time this year, a Hamas terror-tunnel was discovered beneath another UN educational institution in Gaza.
– UNRWA statement: “The presence of the tunnel underneath an UNRWA facility,” which retains immunity under international law, “is unacceptable and places the children and staff in danger” (by nullifying its immunity status when firing missiles at Israel).
By Elior Levy
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) discovered two weeks ago a Hamas attack tunnel underneath one of its schools in Gaza. Continue Reading »
After leaving Friday prayers at a Gaza mosque, Tawfiq Abu Naim, Hamas security commander, was rushed to hospital after his car exploded at the hands of masked Palestinian terrorists.
By Elior Levy
Commander of Hamas’s internal security forces in Gaza, Tawfiq Abu Naim was lightly wounded Friday afternoon after a group of masked men shot at him in what appeared to be an assassination attempt.
The men reportedly shot at Naim as he was leaving Friday prayers in a mosque in Nuseirat Camp.After sustaining his injuries, he was evacuated to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. A few other men were also injured in the incident. Continue Reading »
The sad reality in Gaza is that Hamas gives children weapons, and wouldn’t have cared if they died, having been sent to fire on IDF soldiers, since that would provide ammunition for their public relations arm in the Palestinian war to demonize & delegitimize Israel.
By Israel Today Staff
We’ve all been horrified by “summer camp” videos of Gaza’s Hamas overlords encouraging and training Palestinians children as young as five years of age to violently attack Israel.
The one shred of hope has been that as those children grow, perhaps they’ll come to their senses before getting an opportunity to actually engage in a deadly confrontation with Israelis. Continue Reading »
Following the two other dead terrorist that died last week, this terrorist belonging to Al-Qassam Brigades smothered to death while working on yet another tunnel meant for future Gaza terror activities.
By Tal Polon
Officials in the Gaza strip announced this morning, Tuesday, that a 24-year-old terrorist had died while working in a terror tunnel near Rafiah in southern Gaza.
According to Arab media outlet reports, the terrorist belonged to the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas.
A Hamas terror-tunnel leading from Gaza to Israel – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The report comes after two other terrorists died in separate tunnel collapses in Gaza last week. Continue Reading »
According to an AFP report, a Hamas terrorist died in a collapsed tunnel in Gaza City and another Hamas terrorist in Khan Yunis was also killed when the tunnel he was in collapsed.
By Elad Benari, Canada,
Two Hamas terrorists died in separate tunnel collapses in Gaza overnight Thursday, the group said on Friday, according to AFP.
Khalil al-Dimyati, 32, and Yusef Abu Abed, 22, were killed after two “resistance tunnels” collapsed, Hamas said, referring to tunnels used for military purposes.
A Hamas terror-tunnel leading from Gaza to Israel – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
It did provide details of the locations or causes of the collapses, but confirmed the two men were members of Hamas’s armed wing. Continue Reading »