After having entered Gaza for an opening ceremony of their new sewage purification facility, the convoy of Palestinian PM Hamdallah was hit by a roadside bomb injuring 7 guards, but leaving the prime minister unharmed.
– Fatah says Hamas bears responsibility for the assassination attempt by the Palestinian militants.
By Ynet reporters, news agencies
An explosive device was detonated near the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, who was visiting the Gaza Strip Tuesday morning accompanied by Palestinian General Intelligence chief Majid Faraj.
Seven were lightly wounded in the blast—all of whom were security guards of the convoy. Israel offered to give medical care to the wounded at the Erez Crossing. Continue Reading »
Israel Police confirmed that the third rocket fired struck an Israeli community, hitting a building in the Negev region bordering the Gaza Strip, causing damage but no injuries.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Friday morning, the IDF said, adding that two of the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
Israel Police confirmed that a third rocket struck an Israeli community in the Negev region bordering the Gaza Strip, causing damage to a building but no injuries. Police bomb disposal experts are working at the scene.
IDF tanks – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
In response, IDF tanks and aircraft targeted two Gaza Strip outposts belonging to Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
Israel Air Force destroys Hamas targets that served as terror infrastructure in central & northern Gaza in retaliation after rocket fired at southern Israeli town.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The IAF struck four targets in the Gaza strip early Saturday, following a Friday night incident in which a rocket launched from the strip landed in a public building in Sderot.
Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an IAF air strike in the east of Gaza City. – Photo: REUTERS
“The IDF will continue to act strongly against any terror force which targets Israel and its citizens, in order to keep the south safe,” the IDF said in a statement issued by the Spokesperson Unit. Continue Reading »
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Israel Police Report: After “Color Red” warning siren was activated in Southern Israel, an explosion was heard by the residents in the city of Sderot, of the rocket fired by Palestinian terrorist from Gaza, that caused damage to a building, but no injuries.
By Elad Benari, Canada
The “Red Alert” rocket siren was heard on Friday night in the Sderot and the Shaar Hanegev area of southern Israel.
Damage caused to building in Sderot by rocket. – Photo: POLICE SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT
A rocket fired by Gaza terrorists exploded a short time later in an empty kindergarten in the city of Sderot. Continue Reading »
“In response to the ongoing attacks against Israeli forces, IAF aircraft targeted 4 Hamas military posts in the southern Gaza Strip,” an army statement said of the retaliatory mission that left a Palestinian woman dead & 3 others wounded.
The Israeli air force conducted air strikes in the southern Gaza Strip for the second time on Thursday, in response to renewed shelling from the coastal enclave following the discovery a new tunnel reaching from the Hamas controlled territory into Israel.
Gaza: Airstrikes in southern area in response… by i24news-en
A 54-year-old Palestinian woman was killed in the strikes and another three people injured. Continue Reading »
This is the 4th time in the past 2 days that Palestinians in Gaza opened fire at IDF soldiers searching for Hamas terror-tunnels on Israel’s border.
By Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy, Matan Tzuri
IDF troops shelled Hamas military posts in the Gaza Strip for three times on Wednesday in response to mortar shell fire at forces operating near the border fence. There have been four incidents of fire opened on Israel8i troops on the frontier over the past two days. There were no Israeli soldiers hurt in any of the incidents.
On Monday morning, Palestinians fired a mortar shell at IDF soldiers doing engineering work near the border fence, leading the army to respond with tank fire at a Hamas observation point near a landfill in southern Gaza, not far from the Sufa Crossing. Continue Reading »
Hamas billionaire leader Ismail Haniyeh, says his Islamic group is preparing daily for its next conflict with Israel, and is constantly working on building newer offensive attack-tunnels & replenishing its vast rocket supply.
By Elior Levy and Moran Azulay
Deputy Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said on Friday that the organization is digging new tunnels and testing rockets in order to develop and improve them. “The resistance is digging east of Gaza and conducting rocket tests west of Gaza on a daily basis,” he said.
Haniyeh, who is Khaled Mashal‘s deputy at Hamas’s political bureau, made the comments in a speech during Friday prayers ahead of the funerals of seven Hamas military operatives killed this week in a tunnel collapse in Gaza, not far from the border with Israel. Continue Reading »
Israeli combat jets struck targets in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip following earlier rocket fire on Israeli communities bordering the Palestinian enclave, Palestinian media reported early Thursday morning.
Hours earlier, three missiles fired from the Strip landed in open areas in the Sdot Negev Regional Council in after sirens warning of incoming rockets blared across the south of Israel Thursday evening.
It appears the attack caused no casualties or damage to property. Continue Reading »
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By Elad Benari
The “Red Alert” siren was heard on Wednesday night at around 11:00 p.m. (local time) in some communities in southern Israel.
Sirens were heard, among other places, in the Ashkelon and Netivot areas.
Two rockets from Gaza exploded in the Sdot Negev region. There were no physical injuries or damages.
Just last week, terrorists from Gaza fired a Grad rocket towards southern Israel. The rocket exploded near the community of Gan Yavneh, near Ashdod. Continue Reading »
Today was 1st time since Israel’s summer ‘Operation Protective Edge’ that IDF forces opened fire on the coastal enclave.
IDF jeep’s bullet-proof window was damaged, but no one was hurt.
An Israel Defense Forces jeep patrolling the Gaza border was fired at on Thursday, prompting the army to respond with artillery fire, for the first time since the summer’s Operation Protective Edge.
IDF 155m”m self-propelled Howitzer artillery piece responds to attack. – courtesy
The jeep’s window was damaged, but no one was wounded in the incident.
The IDF Spokesman said that light arms were fired at Israeli soldiers along the border near central Gaza, and the army responded with artillery fire. Continue Reading »
Israeli defense officials report that Hamas has arrested the renegade terrorists responsible for a non-sanctioned mortar attack on Israel’s southern region.
By Ben Ariel
Senior defense officials said on Tuesday night that Hamas has arrested the terrorists who were responsible for the mortar fire on the Eshkol region earlier in the evening.
According to the officials, Hamas had passed a message to Israel after the shooting that it would arrest and punish those responsible for the shooting, and did just that.
One official quoted by Channel 2 News said that Hamas was quick to react and arrest the terrorists, fearing that the fighting in Gaza would resume. Continue Reading »
Reason for the air-strike still officially unconfirmed, but likely retaliation for explosive device detonated earlier today targeting IDF soldiers on patrol along the border with Gaza.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The Israel Air Force struck terror sites in the central and southern Gaza Strip, Friday afternoon, according to the IDF Spokesman’s Office.
IAF F15 fighter jet – Photo: IDF SPOKESMAN’S OFFICE
The reason for the strike is still unconfirmed.
Earlier in the day, explosive device detonated near the southern border of the Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported. No injuries were reported in that incident.
Soldiers from an IDF unit carrying out routine operational activity along the border between Israel and southern Gaza reported hearing a loud explosion. Continue Reading »
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Explosive device to kill IDF soldiers was next to Kibbutz Nirim, close to Gaza.
IDF tanks fire back at terrorist’s look-out position, reportedly wounding 5.
By Ari Yashar
An explosive was detonated on Friday morning on the security barrier right by Kibbutz Nirim, located in the Eshkol Regional Council just outside of the Hamas-enclave of Gaza.
The blast went off as an IDF patrol passed through the area, in what apparently was a targeted attack. IDF reports that no soldiers were injured, although light damage apparently was inflicted on an army vehicle.
IDF tanks began returning fire at suspicious points on the Gaza side of the security border reports Channel 10. Continue Reading »
IDF says Air Force strike was a joint operation with Shin Bet, targeting terrorist cell planning future rocket attacks against southern Israel.
By Roi Kais, Yoav Zitun
The Israeli Air Force attacked a terror target in Sudaniya in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday night, Palestinian sources said. According to the Palestinians, one person was killed and two others were wounded in the strike, one critically.
the terrorist who was killed in the strike.
The IDF said the strike was a joint operation with the Shin Bet, and that the targets were “global jihad-affiliated terrorists” who were planning attacks against Israel. Continue Reading »
3 mortar shells were launched towards Israeli soldiers near Israel-Gaza border fence with no injuries or damage reported.
Gaza: Israel’s Air Force retaliated leaving 2 Palestinians moderately injured.
By Yoav Zitun
Palestinians shot three mortar shells Thursday morning on an area where an IDF force was engaging in routine activity on the Israeli side of the security barrier in the southern Gaza Strip. There were no casualties and no damage was caused.
IDF Merkava tank near Gaza Strip – Archive photo: EPA
Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip reported that the IDF attacked the two-man cell responsible for the mortar fire, causing both moderate injuries. Continue Reading »