Following 3.5 years of construction, the Israel-Gaza 65 km. long, hi-tech border barrier has been completed.
By Yoni Kempinski
The security barrier along the Israel-Gaza border has been completed, the Defense Ministry announced Tuesday.
The 65 km long barrier includes an underground component with sensors, an above-ground fence, a naval barrier, radar systems and command and control rooms to prevent infiltrations from the Gaza strip into Israeli territory.
Gaza’s now completed anti-tunnel security barrier
Defense Minister, Benny Gantz stated: “The barrier, which is an innovative and technologically advanced project, deprives Hamas of one of the capabilities it tried to develop, and places an ‘iron wall’, sensors and concrete between the terror organization and the residents of the Israel’s south. Continue Reading »
According to the Egyptians, the 2 kilometer long wall/underground barrier is designed to prevent armed Palestinian terrorists from crossing into Egypt overland or through terror-tunnels.
By Gary Willig
Egypt has begun construction of a new border wall along the Gaza Strip, according to a report by Al Monitor.
The construction began in late January as Egypt began a series of new projects to boost security on the Gaza border and prevent infiltration by terrorist and extremist elements from Gaza.
Map of Israel-Gaza-Egypt border with Egyptian border barrier – Wikimedia
When completed, the new wall will stretch from the Kerem Shalom Crossing to the Rafah Crossing, a distance of about two kilometers (1.2 miles). Continue Reading »
WATCH: Three armed Palestinian terrorists throw Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs) at pursuing IDF soldiers, forcing them to neutralize the Gaza infiltrators.
By The JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Three Palestinians have been shot in an attempted infiltration from the Gaza border, the IDF reported.
IDF soldiers identified three suspects who crossed the perimeter fence on Tuesday in the southern Gaza Strip and entered a wooded area near the border.
TRANSLATION: Gazan terrorists throw explosive devices at IDF soldiers following earlier infiltration attempt.
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IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reported the armed Palestinian militant, who was spotted by IDF lookouts from the Gaza Division, appears to have been killed as he was attempting to sneak into Israel undetected between border communities.
By Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri
An Israeli military aircraft on Tuesday struck an armed militant in the Gaza Strip, who approached the security fence along the border with Israel.
The man appeared to have been killed. He was spotted by an IDF lookout from the Gaza Division as he was approaching the Israeli side of the border, carrying weapons.
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Sources from the Hamas-controlled terror enclave report 3 dead and another Palestinian militant wounded when, according to the IDF, 5 armed terrorists were seen trying to sneak into Israel less than 2 hours after Gaza fired 3 rockets at communities in southern Israel.
By Elior Levy, Matan Tzuri
Three Palestinian militants who were trying to infiltrate the border with Israel were killed by Israeli fire, the medical sources in the Hamas-controlled enclave said Sunday. The sources added that another Palestinian was left wounded.
Israeli military said at least five armed militants had been spotted by IDF troops monitoring the border late Saturday evening. Continue Reading »
IDF forces on the border reportedly saw 2 armed masked-men heading towards Israel’s security fence and fired on them to entice a retreat, killing one member of the terror organization’s military branch, ‘unfortunately’, just as an agreement for calm had come into effect.
By Elior Levi and Yoav Zitun
IDF Spokespersons Unit released a statement saying that after investigation of the shooting incident Thursday that resulted in the death of Hamas security forces member, it appears to be a result of a misunderstanding.
An IDF unit shot and killed a Palestinian near the border wall in the north of the Gaza Strip, according to Hamas’ military wing. Continue Reading »
The latest discovery of this Hamas attack-tunnel substantiates Israel’s need to expedite the construction of the subterranean security-barrier along Israel’s border with Gaza, to prevent further underground infiltrations by heavily armed Palestinian terrorists.
By Yoav Zitun
A tunnel dug from the Gaza Strip into Israel has been discovered by Israeli troops, the IDF Spokesperson’s Office announced Monday evening.
The tunnel, which originates in the southern Strip, was uncovered on the Israeli side of the border in the last 24 hours during construction of an underground barrier along the Gaza border.
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IDF prepares another Hamas terror-tunnel entering Israel from Gaza for destruction.
Considering the United Nations Human Rights Council commission had no access to Gaza or cooperation from Israel, due to the biased mandate to only investigate Israel’s response to the Hamas-led riots along the Gaza border, PM Netanyahu rejected the report, saying the UN had set “new records for hypocrisy and mendacity out of an obsessive hatred of Israel.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
In a likely war crime, IDF soldiers deliberately shot at children and people with disabilities when it quelled Hamas-led protests on the Gaza border during the last 11 months, a United Nations Human Rights Council commission of inquiry reported on Thursday morning. Continue Reading »
On Israel’s most explosive border, the new ‘smart’ 6 meter (20 ft) high barrier will be 65 kilometers long, made of thick galvanized steel, layered with razor wire, equipped with vibration censors & cameras and will be defended immediately by IDF soldiers stationed near by.
– PM Netanyahu, “The barrier will prevent the infiltration of terrorists from Gaza into our territory.”
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Israel’s Defense Ministry announced that it has begun the construction of an upgraded security barrier along the Gaza Strip on Sunday.
“On Thursday, we began working on the final component of the barrier project along the Gaza border,” said Brig.-Gen. Continue Reading »
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that the rioters had been throwing rocks & hand grenades at Israeli troops who responded first by riot-dispersal means, including firing rubber-coated bullets.
One Palestinian was killed and dozens more injured by IDF fire during the weekly protests which saw some 10,000 demonstrators riot along the Gaza security fence.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 25 year-old Ehab Atallah Abed was killed during clashes with IDF troops east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Another 24 were injured including fourteen minors, the ministry was quoted by Palestinian Wafa news as saying. Continue Reading »
Two Hamas military posts were hit Friday evening during an IAF strike in response to Hamas’ ushering in 13,000 Gazans to violently riot along the border with Israel.
– Palestinians report one rioter shot dead.
By Elad Benari
The air strike followed violent riots on the Gaza border, in which 13,000 Gazan rioters threw grenades and explosives.
There were three incidents of Gazans breaking through the border fence into Israel. The soldiers stopped them before they could reach the homes of Israeli families who live minutes away.
IDF approach to intercept Palestinian rioters breaching the Gaza border fence. – Screenshot
“The IDF holds Hamas responsible for all violence that emanates from the Gaza Strip,” the IDF Spokesperson stressed. Continue Reading »
One Palestinian killed by IDF Thursday while attempting to cross into Israel.
– Another died from wound sustained from confrontation with IDF last month.
Gaza’s health ministry said on Thursday that a Palestinian had been killed by Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) gunfire after attempting to cross the border fence.
The health ministry also said that a Palestinian shot last month during protests on the Israel-Gaza border has succumbed to his wounds on Thursday.
Ahmad al-Najar, 21, was shot by Israeli fire east of Khan Yunis and was later transferred to the West Bank for treatment, a health ministry spokesman said in a statement. Continue Reading »
The IDF has begun gathering tanks, artillery, infantry troops and engineering vehicles along Israel’s southern border with Gaza, possibly as a deterrent to an anticipated escalation of terror attacks on the IDF & Israeli communities.
By Itay Blumenthal, Elior Levy
The IDF started ramping up its armored forces along the Gaza border on Thursday in a daylight show of force following a Security Cabinet decision to escalate retaliation for any violent incidents originating in the strip.
Among the forces that amassed at the border were dozens of tanks, artillery, infantry APCs and engineering vehicles.
IDF’s THOR laser by Rafael mounted on Israeli made APC for the IDF – Ynet (not attributed)
In addition, flight routes at Ben-Gurion Airport were changed Thursday due to the security situation. Continue Reading »
After a single Arab terrorist from Hamas controlled Gaza opened fire on an Israeli army unit along the northern border with Israel, IDF Merkava tank eliminates the terrorist.
By David Rosenberg
A terrorist operating out of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip opened fire on IDF forces stationed along the Gaza border Monday morning, before being killed by Israeli tank fire.
The incident occurred along the border of the northern Gaza Strip, an IDF spokesperson said Monday, when a single terrorist opened fire on an Israeli army unit.
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Earlier this month a Hamas snipper firing into Israel was eliminated by IDF tank-fire.
WATCH: Two terrorists firing shots at IDF soldiers near the northern Gaza Strip from a Hamas post. Then in response, an IDF tank targeted & hits the post from where the shots emanated from.
– No injuries to IDF troops were reported.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Two Hamas militants were killed Tuesday after the IDF shelled a Hamas position near Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip after troops came under fire while on patrol.
The two men were identified by the Palestinian Ministry of Health as Ahmad Morjan and Abed el-Hafeth el-Sillawi, both 23 year-old and members of the terror group’s military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Continue Reading »