Tag Archive for Gaza attacks

Palestinian leaders livid: UK, US slap down UN Security Council statement

Palestinian leaders furious with the UK backing Trump’s veto of untrue propaganda statement Kuwait submitted for the Palestinians at the UNSC, claiming that the Gaza border riots were actually “peaceful demonstration.”

By Ryan Jones

 

US President Donald Trump at the weekend instructed his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, to block a Security Council statement blaming Israel for Palestinian deaths during Friday’s Hamas-led riots along the Gaza security fence.

Hamas blames Israel for these 15 killed Palestinians – social media

Hamas reported that at least 16 Palestinians had been shot and killed by Israeli forces after the terror group sent some 30,000 Gazans to attempt to breach the barrier and enter southern Israel. Continue Reading »

6 Hamas positions hit by air & ground forces after RPG fired at IDF patrol

IDF is checking the possibility that one of the two powerful bombs that detonated within a minute of each other near IDF soldiers this morning was actually an RPG or anti-tank rocket.

By Kobi Finkler

 

The IDF Spokesperson’s Office provided additional details about the security incident that took place this morning, Thursday, along the Gaza Strip border.

The details revealed so far indicated that two powerful bombs were detonated within a minute of each other as an armored force passed this morning near Nahal Oz .

IAF F-15i (Ra’am) – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

It is possible that an RPG rocket was also fired at the force. Continue Reading »

IAF jets destroy Hamas ‘terror targets’ in Gaza after multiple mortar fire at Israel

In response to multiple mortar fire on southern Israel, the IDF responded strongly in Gaza; despite no damage or injuries from the attacks yesterday were reported, an IDF spokesperson said, “The IDF will continue to use all means to thwart attempts to attack the citizens of Israel. The IDF will not allow any breach of Israeli sovereignty.”

By i24NEWS

Israeli fighter jets bombed “terror targets” in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for rocket fire at southern Israel, a military spokesperson said early on Thursday.

“In response to the projectiles fired at southern Israeli communities throughout yesterday from the Gaza Strip, IAF (Israeli air force) fighter jets targeted a significant terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip,” Israeli forces said in a statement.

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Israeli Jets & Tanks Respond to Two Days of Unprovoked Attacks From Gaza

 

Even though Israel didn’t respond to last night’s rocket fired on Israel, today shots were fired at IDF troops carrying out routine security activities near the security fence along the Gaza border.
– IDF jets & tanks destroy 3 Hamas posts in Gaza in retaliation, leaving Defense Minister Liberman saying, “We will respond to every firing to our territory. That is what we did today and that is what we will also do in the future.”

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The IDF carried out an airstrike and artillery shelling against multiple Hamas targets in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip following gunfire shot toward IDF troops, the army stated on Thursday. Continue Reading »

Israeli jets hit Hamas targets Saturday after Gaza rocket fired at Israeli civilians

 

Although, this was the first rocket fired over the past week that targeted Israeli civilians, some 16 mortar shells in at least 12 different attack, were fired this week at IDF troops in attempts to deter their searching for terror-tunnels on Israel’s side of the Gaza border.

By Matan Tzuri & Yoav Zitun

 

Israel Air Force (IAF) fighter jets attacked two Hamas targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Saturday in retaliation for a rocket fired at Israeli civilians.

Archive photo of rocket fired from Gaza at Israel – Photo: Roee Idan

The rocket, fired shortly after midnight, exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. Continue Reading »

IDF to Have Gaza Belt Residents in Bombshelters Longer in Next War With Gaza

IDF is shortening the warning times for incoming Gaza rockets, saying the 15 seconds given was not enough time to find safety: Gaza Belt residents will be instructed to live in, or next to, protective shelters during future conflicts with Gaza.

By Tova Dvorin

 

Guidelines during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza gave a 15-second window to Gaza Belt residents to run to shelters in the event of a “Code Red” alarm – a short time to find safety.

Israelis find shelter from Gaza’s deadly rockets in a ‘converted’ sewage pipe – Reuters

But even 15 seconds is insufficient, a senior Home Front Command official revealed Wednesday – and during the next war, Gaza Belt residents may be instructed to live out of their shelters for the duration of the conflict.

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Israel’s Communities on Gaza Border to Get New 5-Second Mortar Warning Alarm

Mortar Warning Alarms will be installed in 3-6 months giving Israeli residents near Gaza border a 5 second warning to take cover.

By i24news

 

Israel will install an alarm system to detect incoming mortar fire in southern border communities which border Gaza within the next three to six months reported Israel’s Channel 10 news on Sunday,

Israelis Gila (2nd left) and Doron (left) Tragerman mourn over the coffin of their son Daniel during his funeral in the Israeli village of Yevul located near the border with Gaza Strip on August 24, 2014 – Photo: Menahem Kahana (AFP)

The alarm, which will not be able to intercept incoming shells, will give residents a five second warning to find shelter. Continue Reading »

In New Video, IDF Exposes the Gaza That the UN is Hiding

UN publicizes maps to only show damaged buildings in Gaza – but that’s only half the ‘picture’, as IDF reveals in this new informative video.

By Ari Yashar

 

An informative new video posted to YouTube on Monday by the IDF shows how the damage in Gaza reported by the UN is only giving half of the picture, and skewing the facts on the ground.

Gaza - IDF Screenshot

Gaza – IDF Screenshot

In the video maps published by the UN showing Gaza buildings damaged in Operation Protective Edge are represented by red dots. However, the video goes on to clarify how these buildings – which include private homes, hospitals and schools – are being used to launch rockets and attacks from terror tunnels. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu: Israel prepared to intensify operations in Gaza

 

PM’s comment follow barrage of 13 Gaza rockets over the weekend, resulting in a massive damage and fire in Sderot

• Lieberman recommends retaking the  Gaza Strip
• 2 Gaza terrorists assassinated in IAF pinpoint airstrike in response to escalating rocket fire

By Lilach Shoval, Daniel Siryoti, Reuters, The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff

 

“We are prepared to widen our operation in Gaza, should the need arise,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday following multiple rocket salvos from Gaza into Israel over the weekend.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem

“The IDF bombed a large number of targets [in Gaza] over the weekend in response to rocket fire into Israel,” Netanyahu told the cabinet ministers at their weekly meeting.

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Gaza Terrorists Fire Kassam Rocket at Southern Israel

Kassam rocket fired by terrorists from Gaza lands in an open area in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council without causing injury or damage.

By Elad Benari

 

Gaza-based terrorists fired a Kassam rocket at southern Israel on Tuesday evening.

The rocket exploded in an open area in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council, causing no physical injuries or damages.

Residents of Sderot and the surrounding area reported that they heard the “Red Alert” siren before the rocket exploded.

Last Wednesday, Gaza-based terrorists fired a rocket at Sderot. The rocket also exploded in an open field, causing no physical injuries or damages. Continue Reading »

Egypt still closing tunnels, keeping the pressure on Hamas

Egyptian security personnel warn Gaza’s ruling militant group that they will be held responsible for any terrorism near their border.

By i24news

 

Egypt security officials issued a strict warning to Hamas on Friday, telling the militant group that it would not accept the use of smuggling tunnels between the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula, according to a report by Israel Radio.

Vue d'un tunnel creusé en territoire israélien depuis la bande de Gaza, le 13 octobre 2013  ( David Buimovitch (AFP) )

Gaza Tunnel – David Buimovitch/AFP

Egypt also warned that Hamas would be held responsible for any incursions near the border.

Since the overthrow of Morsi, Egyptian security forces have sealed and destroyed most of the 1,200 tunnels that used to bring food, cars and weapons into Gaza. Continue Reading »

17 Gazans Wounded Friday in Latest Palestinian Provocation

Gaza Palestinians begin provocation by throwing rocks at IDF soldiers on other side of border fence in northern Strip.

By Elad Benari, Canada

 

In the latest incident of Arab provocation, Palestinian Arabs on Friday attacked IDF soldiers with rocks near the border fence in northern Gaza.

Demonstrators protest near the border fence with Gaza – Reuters

The troops responded by firing tear gas and live bullets. Local medics told the AFP news agency that 17 Gazans were wounded in the clashes, which are common on Fridays, when Arabs hold regular protests near the border in support of Gaza farmers who say troops uprooted their trees to create a buffer zone. Continue Reading »

IDF Gunfire Wounds 5 Rioting Gazans By Israel’s Border Fence

IDF soldiers opens fire after a mob of Arabs hurl stones trying to damage the electronic border fence.

By Elad Benari, Canada

 

Five Arabs were wounded by Israeli army gunfire Friday near the border fence in northern Gaza, medical sources told the AFP news agency.

Demonstrators protest near the border fence with Gaza - Reuters

Demonstrators protest near the border fence with Gaza – Reuters

Ashraf al-Qudra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run health ministry, said the five men were in their early twenties.

One was in serious condition from a shot to the chest, he told AFP.

Witnesses said the soldiers opened fire after they were attacked by stones hurled over the border fence. Continue Reading »

IDF’s Defense Against Gaza Terrorism: Plant Trees

IDF brings back 1940’s-1950’s ‘defensive forestation’ strategy, now to protect Israelis from Gaza terrorists’ fire. They can’t hit you if they can’t aim at you.

By Maayana Miskin

 

To protect Israelis living near Gaza, the IDF is using the latest technology. But the army is also going back to a decades-old, low-tech solution: defensive forestation.

The tactic is based in the simple concept of reducing terrorists’ accuracy by blocking their view. Defensive forestation was a common technique from the first years of the modern state of Israel to the 1960s.

Trees were planted close together near military or civilian buildings in order to make it harder for terrorists to aim, and to provide some cover from fire. Continue Reading »

IDF Commanders Prepare Their Troops for Ground Invasion

Thousands of IDF troops gather outside Gaza to begin preparing for ground operations.

By Maayana Miskin

 

IDF commanders began Friday morning to brief their troops in advance of a possible ground operation in Gaza. Thousands of reservists have been called up for duty, and a total of at least 16,000 will be summoned for service.

While troops gathered outside Gaza, terrorists in the area continued their attacks on civilian communities in southern Israel. More than 40 rockets have been fired since Friday morning.

At least two rockets were fired at the city of Be’er Sheva. The Iron Dome system successfully shot them down. Continue Reading »