Tag Archive for Gaza rocket attacks

IDF retaliates, shells multiple Hamas posts in Gaza

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 »

Netanyahu to Hamas: End rocket attack or we begin going after terror leaders

Israeli PM Netanyahu clearly promises the Palestinian terror leaders in Gaza, in response to the continued rocket attacks and escalation on the Gaza border. “If the quiet doesn’t return, you’re next in line.”

By Mordechai Sones

 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu today inspected an Iron Dome Battery in the Ashdod area.

“Yesterday we attacked in several arenas; we attacked in Syria, we attacked in Gaza, and we are now hitting with planes, tanks, and helicopters. We’ll continue to strike until the quiet returns. I have a message to the leaders of the terror organizations: If the quiet doesn’t return, you’re next in line,” the Prime Minister said. Continue Reading »

Gaza terror groups go crazy after IDF pulls a ‘Hamas’, recovers body of terrorist

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 »

Israel: Hamas ‘unilaterally agrees’ to halt explosive-balloons, rocket attacks

“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 »

Fox reporter refutes Amnesty International’s accusations about Israel

Fox reporter Trey Yingst in Gaza, turned to Twitter and rebuked Amnesty’s concocted claim that an Israeli rocket hit a Palestinian Human Rights building, as “a violation of international law,” Tweeting, “A [Islamic Jihad] rocket misfired from Gaza. I was across the street when it happened.”

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Amnesty International lied yesterday, Tuesday, when it accused Israel of violating international law for bombing the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights building in Gaza, said Fox News foreign correspondent Trey Yingst.

Yingst, reporting from Gaza, said the building was hit by a rocket that misfired from Gaza, and that he witnessed the event. Continue Reading »

Palestinian killed by IDF response to Friday night’s rocket barrage from Gaza

In crazy Hamas ‘logic’ the Palestinian terror group threatens to respond to “Israeli aggression” following the IDF’s retaliatory response to the barrage of rockets fired Friday night by Gaza militants at Israeli civilian communities in southern Israel.

By Ynet, Reuters

 

Israeli military carried out a wave of pre-dawn air strikes in Gaza in response to a barrage of rockets fired by Palestinian militants at Israeli communities bordering the Hamas-controlled enclave, IDF officials said.

Gaza health officials said the strikes left one Palestinian dead and three others wounded.

The officials in the Strip said the 27-year-old was killed during an air strike on a militant training camp and that he had died in hospital. Continue Reading »

Barrage of Gaza rockets fired on southern Israel, Iron Dome intercepts 8

IDF reports 8 rockets from the barrage were intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system with one of the projectiles landing directly on a home in Sderot.
– 65 yr-old woman was evacuated to hospital for shock.

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

A 65-year-old woman has reportedly been evacuated to a nearby hospital for shock after a projectile fired from the Gaza Strip landed on her home in the southern Israeli town of Sderot. Amateur footage also shows several vehicles damaged in the incident.

The IDF on Friday destroyed a number of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip less than an hour after a barrage of projectiles were fired at Israel from the coastal enclave, according to Hebrew media reports. Continue Reading »

Miracle in Sderot as Gaza rocket hits Yeshiva, no injuries reported

The building hit by the single rocket fired from Gaza is a Chabad Yeshiva, that also houses a synagogue and school. Earlier in the morning, a rocket was launched from Gaza but was intercepted by the Iron Dome.
– The residents in Southern Israel anticipate a ‘hot’ weekend.

BY ILANIT CHERNICK, ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

A rocket struck Sderot late on Thursday night as sirens wailed along border communities in the South.

Following the sirens, residents reported hearing explosions. It was later found that a rocket directly impacted a building in Sderot. There were no injuries.

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Hamas leader seeks “return to calm” with Israel

Misjudging Israel’s response of targeting militant leaders, their homes, and command posts & stockpiles thought unknown to the IDF, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh is seeking “a complete ceasefire” with Israel.

BY KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said on Sunday night that he does not rule out the possibility of reaching a ceasefire agreement with Israel.

In a statement, Haniyeh said that the “return to calm is possible and depends on the commitment of the occupation to a complete ceasefire.”

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh mockingly stands next to his destroyed office building. – Photo: HANDOUT/REUTERS

Haniyeh said any ceasefire should also include the weekly protests along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, also known as the Great March of Return. Continue Reading »

IDF continues hitting terrorists; 4 Israelis dead after 690 fired on Israel

— SPECIAL SECURITY REPORT —
— Israel Under Attack —

– UPDATED: Beginning on Saturday morning, over 690 rockets fired at Israeli communities leaving 4 dead & dozens wounded.
– IDF deploys troops to Gaza border ‘preparing for escalation’ & mobilizing ‘offensive force’
– WATCH: IAF jets strike homes of mid-level Hamas, Jihad commanders
– IDF denies killing woman and baby, says deaths caused by Gaza rocket falling short

By Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy

 

A man was critically wounded Sunday when rockets fired by Gaza militants hit a factory in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. The 22-year-old man was rushed to the nearby Barzilai hospital, which was also hit Sunday as the massive barrage of rocket fire against swathes of Israel continued. Continue Reading »

IDF aircraft hits office building of Hamas chairman, Ismail Haniyeh

Israeli aircraft surgically strike & destroy office building of Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh, as Israeli retaliation for early morning rocket attack on Israeli civilians, gets started.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Israeli warplanes attacked the offices of Hamas chairman Ismail Haniyeh in the Rimal neighborhood of the northern Gaza Strip.

The building which was attacked serves as an office for many military meetings and was previously attacked during Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012.

“This is a central governmental asset used by the Hamas terrorist organization, which was attacked in parallel to the IDF’s ongoing attacks in the Gaza Strip,” it said. Continue Reading »

BREAKING: IDF aircraft begin retaliation after Hamas rocket hospitalized 7

Al Arabiya television station reports, Egypt declined to send a delegation into Gaza to mediate, believing the Israel’s response, and Hamas’ reactions are unavoidable at this point.

BY ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The IDF began striking Hamas terror targets along the Gaza Strip, IDF spokesperson said on Monday afternoon.

The Israeli airstrike began striking targets across the Gaza Strip in response to a long-range rocket struck a civilian home in central Israel in the morning.

Destroyed home in Moshav Mishmeret after hit by Hamas Rocket, 7 injured – Photo: Israel Police

“The IDF has began attacking terrorist targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization across the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu calls-up IDF reservists after 7 injured by Hamas rocket fire

—– SPECIAL SECURITY REPORT —–

Seven people injured, all of whom were evacuated to Meir Hospital after Hamas rocket destroys home on Moshav Mishmeret near Kfar Saba early Monday morning.
– Netanyahu speaks to nation, returns home early from Washington.
– IDF reservists called up, tanks redeployed to Gaza Border.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM, JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Hamas officials have said that the rocket which struck a home in central Israel injuring seven civilians was fired from the Gaza Strip by mistake, Israeli media reported Monday morning.

According to the reports after the long-range J-80 rocket was fired by Hamas operatives by mistake, the group evacuated positions across the coastal enclave in anticipation for an Israeli retaliation. Continue Reading »

IDF confirmed striking Hamas targets in Gaza after 2 rockets hit Sderot

According to an IDF report, the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted 2 of 8 rockets fired, with 2 successfully falling in Israel’s southern city of Sderot.
– One Israeli injured, with substantial damage to property.

By i24NEWS

 

IDF confirmed striking targets in Gaza on Wednesday in response to two rockets from Gaza which fell in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, lightly injuring two people according to medics at the scene.

According to IDF, the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two of eight rockets fired. Continue Reading »

Hamas’ self-declared cease fire ends Saturday with 2 mortars fired at Israel

– SPECIAL SECURITY REPORT –

Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts one mortar shell fired from Gaza that was to reach Israel, with additional mortar shells apparently falling short, landing inside the terror enclave after ‘Code Red’ sirens sounded 3 times in Israeli communities along the Gaza border.
– IDF reports no one reported hurt.

By Matan Tzuri, Yoav Zitun

 

The Iron Dome missile-defense system intercepted a mortar shell fired from the Gaza Strip on Saturday evening, while another mortar shell apparently landed inside the Gaza Strip.

The mortar fire was preceded by Code Red rocket-alert sirens, which were sounded three times in the Eshkol Regional Council at around 7:50pm. Continue Reading »