The IDF’s Home Front Command has placed all communities within 40 km of Gaza under strict security restrictions.
By TZVI JOFFRE
The IDF assassinated a number of senior officials in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist movement in airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday morning, including the commander of the al-Quds Brigades in the northern Gaza Strip, an official responsible for terrorist activities in the West Bank and a military secretary in the movement.
IAF surgical air-strike sets penthouse ablaze in Gaza. May 9, 2023 – Photo: MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS
At least nine Palestinians were killed in the strikes, according to Palestinian reports, with a number of sites in Gaza City and Khan Yunis targeted, among other locations. Continue Reading »
Israeli strikes in Gaza focused mostly on Hamas’ weapons factories, missile launching capabilities, Hamas’ naval operational headquarters and their underground tunnels.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
A total of 105 rockets were fired into Israel between Tuesday and Wednesday, most by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad with some minor participation from Hamas, the IDF confirmed on Wednesday morning.
In response, Israel countered with approximately 16 airstrikes, mostly on Hamas positions, to hold the group responsible for what occurs in Gaza.
IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Daniel Hagari said that despite an apparent ceasefire starting around 5:30 a.m. “all options are on the table” should any Palestinian group fire additional rockets at Israel. Continue Reading »
Palestinians accuse Hamas of storing weapons in a residential home located in Gaza City’s Al-Zawiya market, saying that the explosion which killed 1 & injured 14 on Thursday happened in a secret Hamas ammunition warehouse.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinian factions and human rights organizations have called on Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups to stop storing weapons in residential areas following another explosion, which killed one person and injured 14 others on Thursday.
They also demanded a thorough investigation into the explosion in order to hold those responsible accountable.
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In response to the incendiary balloons launched from Gaza today, Israel’s new gov’t again sends IAF jets to strike several military compounds and a rocket launching site belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization.
By Elad Benari
In response to arson balloons launched from Gaza into Israel, the IDF on Thursday evening struck military compounds in Gaza City and Khan Yunis, and a rocket launch site belonging to Hamas.
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UK daily, based on an unnamed source, claims Mossad operatives tampered with hundreds of rockets on their way to Gaza, making 680 terrorists’ missiles aimed at Israeli cities misfire, falling short, killing dozens of their own civilians in Gaza.
By Arutz Sheva Staff ,
The Daily Mirror reported that the over 600 rockets fired by the Hamas terrorist organization which fell short in Gaza may have been sabotaged by Israel.
An anonymous Western intelligence source stated that the rocket parts may have been sabotaged by the Mossad when they were first smuggled into Gaza or when the rockets were being assembled. Continue Reading »
Three unarmed Palestinian men were handed over to the Shin Bet for questioning after being nabbed Friday trying to illegally sneaking into Israel from southern Gaza.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) arrested three Palestinians Friday after they crossed into the country from the Gaza Strip, the army announced.
The three illegally entered Israel from the southern part of the coastal enclave.
Two Palestinian terrorists destroying security fence on Border with Gaza. – Screen Shot: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
No weapons were found on any of the suspects, the military said, and the three have been handed over for questioning. Continue Reading »
Arab media speculates the Hamas terror-tunnel may have collapsed after the IDF detected it and “employed special technological measures to make it collapse.“
By Daniel Siryoti
At least one Hamas operative was killed Sunday and seven others sustained moderate-to-serious injuries when a terror tunnel collapsed in northern Gaza.
Khalil Muhammad of the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas was killed in the collasp of a terror-tunnel in Gaza. – Photo: Hamas
According to Palestinian media, the incident took place east of Beit Lahiya. Local rescue services rushed the injured to a hospital in the Strip and shortly thereafter Hamas’ Interior Ministry confirmed that one of its operatives had died in the incident. Continue Reading »
In retaliation for rocket fire on southern Israel from Palestinian terror enclave, the IDF attacked Hamas military posts and infrastructure.
By Elad Benari, Canada
IDF aircraft and tanks on Friday evening struck military posts and infrastructure used for underground activity by the Hamas terrorist organization in northern Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
The statement added the attacks were carried out in retaliation for the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory earlier in the evening.
Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Friday evening, color Red sirens were sounded in Sderot, the Gaza envelope and the Shaar Hanegev region. Continue Reading »
Aside from the first 2 cases of confirmed coronavirus entering into Gaza, more than 1,270 Palestinians are quarantined in Gaza hospitals, hotels and schools after returning to the terrorist enclave via Israel and Egypt.
By Associated Press
The Palestinian Health Ministry announced early Sunday that two residents who returned recently from Pakistan to the Gaza Strip tested positive for the coronavirus, the first cases to be diagnosed in the Palestinian enclave.
The development added to fears of a potential outbreak in crowded Gaza, which has an overstretched health care system after years of an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, cross-border conflicts with Israel and Palestinian political divides. Continue Reading »
Palestinian terror groups vowed revenge, firing multiple salvos of rockets at southern Israeli towns, after the corpse of neutralized terrorist was filmed being recovered & returned to Israel by IDF bulldozer.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Over 25 rockets were fired towards southern Israel communities in multiple rocket barrages on Sunday evening after Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) threatened to avenge the death of a terrorist by the Israeli military after he tried to plant explosives along the Gaza border fence.
Several explosions, likely interceptions, were heard across southern Israel after sirens blared in cities of Ashkelon, Sderot and dozens of communities bordering the Hamas-run coastal enclave. Continue Reading »
“Tonight and the coming weekend will serve as a test of stability,” an Israeli Defense official said, adding that if the quiet is preserved, Israel will extend the Gaza fishing zone to 15 nautical miles for their fishing boats and restore 500 work permits for Gaza’s businessmen to enter Israel.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Will peace and quiet return to Israel’s south? A defense official on Thursday night said Hamas intends to cease launching incendiary devices from Gaza at the country’s southern communities.
“Hamas has delivered messages to Israel, whereby it has decided to unilaterally stop launching [incendiary and explosives-laden] balloons and rockets at Israel,” the official said. Continue Reading »
Iron Dome neutralizes Gaza rocket fired at civilian communities in southern Israel just hours after three mortars were first fired.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
At least two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Friday night hours as tensions remain high over the release of US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century.”
Incoming rocket sirens were activated in the communities of Sufa and Nir Yizhak and a statement by the Eshkol Regional Council said that the rocket landed in an open area causing no damage or injuries.
Iron Dome goes after projectiles fired from Gaza, – Screenshot: Twitter
Two hours earlier sirens sounded in the town of Sderot. Continue Reading »
Following rocket fire from Gaza last night, the IDF retaliated, destroying a Hamas weapons production site in the northern Gaza Strip, even though the Qatari Envoy to Gaza was in the hotel next door.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Several Palestinians were lightly injured after IDF fighter jets attacked a Hamas weapons production site in the northern Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian media.
According to the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper, the Qatari Envoy to Gaza Muhammad al-Emadi was in a hotel right next to the site of the attack. Al-Emadi arrived to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
In addition, the Gaza fishing range has been reduced to 10 nautical miles Thursday morning, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Kamil Abu Rukun, announced. Continue Reading »
Israel’s TV13 News reports the Egyptian-brokered peace talks between Israel and Hamas, the Gaza enclave’s ruling radical Islamic terror group, is progressing towards a ‘long-term cease fire’.
– PM Netanyahu reminds Hamas that they will be held accountable for any attack emanating from the Palestinian enclave.
“Significant progress” has been made in Egyptian-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Gaza-ruling Hamas group, Israel’s Channel 13 News reported on Sunday based on Palestinian sources.
There are still issues in dispute as negotiations continue, while Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh is expected to meet top intelligence officials in Cairo Monday.
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Gaza offshore seaport-airport is part of the ‘peace plan’.-
Gaza ruling Islamist group declared a state of emergency, mobilizing forces Tuesday night to apprehend suspected son of an Islamic Jihad leader, presumed behind the midnight suicide attacks at separate checkpoints that killed 3 Hamas policemen.
The son of a leader of the Islamic Jihad movement is believed to be behind the bombings that killed three Hamas policeman in Gaza City on Tuesday, Palestinian sources told i24NEWS Arabic.
The Gaza Strip’s ruling Islamist group Hamas has declared a state of emergency and mobilized forces on a manhunt to apprehend suspects behind the midnight attack at separate police checkpoints inside the enclave. Continue Reading »