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 »
New HRW report says Israel mounted multiple airstrikes on civilian targets & used disproportionate force during Operation Pillar of Defense against Gaza’s rocket attacks, which claimed the lives of over 40 non-combatant Gazans.
A U.S.-based rights group said Israel violated laws of war in a series of airstrikes it conducted during an eight-day military operation last November against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
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A Palestinian girl stands next to a relative’s house after it was destroyed in what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Nov.
Qassam Brigade message to the IDF: “Go forth, brave one, to your death.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Hamas’s armed wing on Saturday night released a Hebrew-language video warning that it would renew its deadly suicide bombing campaign in Israel.
Reads: Wait for us soon – screen-shot
Introduced with a message “from the Palestinian nation to the Zionists,” the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades video added “We have missed the suicide [bombs]… wait for us soon in stores, buses and cafes.”
In broken Hebrew with Arabic translations, the video added: “Don’t sleep, because soon we will come to you in your sleep.” Continue Reading »
IDF’s options include applying pressure & waiting for Hamas to cry uncle, or finishing what Cast Lead started.
The Israeli government has approved the call-up of 75,000 reservists to participate in the Gaza fighting, as infantry, armor and engineering units mass near Gaza awaiting the command to enter the Hamas-controlled terror state.
IDF tank outside Gaza – Reuters
No one outside the IDF’s leadership knows if the IDF intends to invade Gaza, when the IDF incursion will start, and what its targets will be.
If an incursion does take place, there are different possible scenarios for it. Continue Reading »