Tag Archive for Gaza rockets

IDF jets retaliate attacking Hamas target in Gaza for rocket attack on Israel

Following last night’s rocket fire from Gaza at Israel, IAF jets blast a Hamas outpost located in northern Gaza.
– Gaza rocket caused no damage, or physical injuries to Israeli citizens.

By Yoav Zitun and Matan Tzuri


The IDF attacked a Hamas observation post in the northern Gaza early Friday morning in retaliation to last night’s rocket fire from the strip.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit once again reiterated that “the IDF considers the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip.”

Explosions in Gaza from IDF retaliatory attack after rockets fired at Israel – File Photo from Arab media

No alarm sounded Thursday night as a rocket was launched from the Strip towards Israeli territory. Continue Reading »

Philippines Police deports illegal alien – Hamas ‘rocket scientist’ to Iraq

Iraqi passport holder Taja Mohammad Al Jabori, who ‘admitted to being a member of Hamas,’ was arrested in the Philippines earlier this week after ‘a tip-off’ and found his visa had expired.
– Al Jabori, a chemist by trade, has been responsible for improving Hamas’ rocket capabilities.



The Philippines said Monday it would deport an elderly Iraqi man described as a scientist for Hamas and accused of helping the Palestinian terror group lob missiles at Israel.

Iraq tipped off the Philippines about the presence of Taja Mohammad Al Jabori, who was arrested on Sunday, national police chief Ronald Dela Rosa told reporters.However, the arrest was due to visa problems rather than any evidence of militant activity, the police chief emphasized. Continue Reading »

Israeli jets hit Hamas military compound in retaliation to rocket fired Monday evening

Holding Hamas accountable for all rocket attacks on Israel, IDF aircraft attacked a Hamas military compound in southern Gaza despite the rocket exploding in an open area, not causing injury or damage.

By Elad Benari


Israeli aircraft on Monday night attacked a military compound belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in southern Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

IDF retaliates after Gaza rocket explodes in Israel – Twitter

According to the statement, the airstrike was carried out in response to earlier rocket fire directed at Israel.

“The IDF considers the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip,” it said. Continue Reading »

IDF strikes multiple Hamas targets in Gaza following rocket attack on Southern Israel

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.



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 »

Rocket from Gaza salvo falls short, direct hit on UN school for Palestinians

IDF’s Iron Dome intercepts two Gaza rockets in the third straight day of attacks emanating from the terrorist enclave, with a third landing in an open field in southern Israel while yet another rocket falls short, hitting a UNRWA school in Gaza.

By Matan Tzuri


Three consecutive Code Red Alerts were sounded Wednesday evening in the southern city of Sderot and the Negev Regional Council near the Gaza Strip, before the Iron Dome missile defense shot down two rockets, and another exploded in open space in Eshkol. It is the third day straight that quiet has been interrupted in Israeli towns and cities bordering the Palestinian enclave. Continue Reading »

IDF destroys Hamas observation post in Gaza after rocket fired on Israel

Although the “projectile” fired from Gaza at Israel exploded prematurely inside Gaza, and official statement regarding the IDF’s retaliation read, “The shooting attempt constitutes a threat to the security of Israeli citizens and harms the sovereignty of the State of Israel.”

By i24NEWS


The Israeli army destroyed a Hamas observation post in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in response to a rocket that was fired at Israel but exploded before making it across the border.

A “projectile” was fired from the Gaza Strip toward an open area in the Eshkol region of southern Israel on Sunday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. Continue Reading »

Gaza Terrorists Fire Rocket at Israel


Yet another rocket fired from the terrorist-run enclave explodes in an open, southern Israel field.
 – Authorities acknowledge no injuries or damage reported.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


A rocket fired Tuesday evening from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open area in the Ashkelon Regional Council. There were no casualties and no damage was reported.

rocket explodes in Israel (stock) – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Ashkelon residents heard the red alert siren, followed by a loud boom as the rocket exploded, Channel 2 reprted.

IDF forces are searching the area for the remains of the rocket.

Last month, a rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open area near the security fence in the Eshkol Regional Council. Continue Reading »

Gaza escalates tension, fires 2nd rocket at Israel, with IDF tanks destroying Hamas position


Because the Gaza rocket was tracked to explode in an open field in southern Israel, neither Iron Dome or the “Red Alert” warning siren were activated.

By Elad Benari


Gaza terrorists fired a rocket towards southern Israel overnight Sunday. The rocket exploded in an open area near the security fence in the Eshkol Regional Council.

IDF tanks – Photo Courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Office

There were no injuries and or damages. The “Red Alert” incoming rocket siren was not sounds because the rocket exploded in an open area.

Following the rocket attack, IDF forces using a tank attacked a position belonging to Hamas in southern Gaza. Continue Reading »

Gaza Rocket Explodes in Southern Israel


IDF locates remnant of rocket fired from Gaza early Sunday morning in an open field, having presumed earlier it had exploded mid-air.

By i24NEWS


The Israeli army announced on Sunday afternoon that a rocket fired from Gaza in the early hours of the morning, had not exploded in mid-air as previously thought, but in fact landed in an open field inside Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.

Border Policeman retrieving remnants of exploded rocket – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Typically, the Israel Defense Forces respond to rocket fire from the Strip, controlled by the Islamist Hamas group, with retaliatory fire from the ground or air. Continue Reading »

Israeli Air Force retaliates, hits two Hamas military targets after Gaza rocket attack

The IAF airstrikes on two Hamas military infrastructures were carried out in response to a rocket attack on southern Israel that emanated from Gaza Monday evening.

By Elad Benar


The Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes on two military infrastructures belonging to Hamas in northern and southern Gaza overnight Monday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

IAF F-16 fighter jet – Photo: IDF SPOKESMAN’S OFFICE

The airstrikes were carried out in response to a rocket attack on the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council on Monday evening.

“Since the Hamas terrorist organization is the ruler of Gaza, it is responsible for any attempt to harm the State of Israel,” the IDF statement said. Continue Reading »

United Arab Emirates aid official: ‘We were betrayed, put in mortal danger by Hamas’




UAE Red Crescent Secretary General: “While we were in the field hospital that the UAE built, we were surprised … someone from Hamas instigating Israeli forces by launching locally made rockets from the field hospital… This shows [Hamas’] wicked intentions and how they sacrificed us,” he said. “They always claim that the enemy [IDF] targets humanitarian envoys but the betrayal came from them.”

By Tal Polon


Hamas tried to prevent the distribution of humanitarian aid in Gaza for the sake of political gain during Israel’s counterterrorism Operation Protective Edge in 2014, according to United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent Secretary General Mohammed Al Falahi, who oversaw the distribution of the aid. Continue Reading »

Hamas developed high-yield explosive rockets intended for Israeli civilian towns


Hamas’ new short range, heavy explosive payload suggests these new rockets are specifically intended to bring maximum carnage & devastation to Israel’s Jewish border communities.

By i24NEWS


Hamas has recently developed dozens of high-powered short-range rockets capable of carrying heavy explosive loads, intended to be used against Israeli communities in the vicinity of the Gaza border in a future conflict with Israel.

Hamas photo of rocket fired from family home makes it a target for the IAF – IDF Facebook page

The rockets, first reported by Israel’s Army Radio on Tuesday, weigh up to hundreds of kilograms each and have a relatively short range of up to ten kilometers, pointing to Hamas’ intention to inflict maximum damage on Israeli communities situated close to the border with the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

After Gaza rocket hits southern Israel, Air Force jets destroy 2 Hamas facilities


Following the explosions of a Gaza rocket shot at Israel, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit explained the IAF retaliatory strike saying, “The IDF considers the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip.”

By i24NEWS


The Israel Defense Forces reported a projectile was fired into southern Israeli territory Wednesday night, landing in an open area in the Negev.

There were no injuries reported and the defense forces are searching the area.

Part of an exploded rocket found in the sand.- Photo: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit

An Israel Air Force aircraft subsequently attacked subsequently attacked two terror targets, the military said in a statement. Continue Reading »

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.”



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 »

Gaza rocket lands in open area near Ashkelon, IDF response imminent


Tonights attack, still without reports of injuries or damage, follows a similar unprovoked rocket-attack earlier this week, causing Israeli jets to strike 5 Hamas targets in retaliation.



A rocket exploded in an open area near the southern Ashkelon coastline Wednesday evening. There were no initial reports or injuries or damage.

Security forces were sweeping the area. Red alert sirens were not sounded as the rocket fell in an open area.

There has been no official claim of responsibility for the projectile’s launch, but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all fire coming from the Gaza Strip.

The incident comes just days after IDF jets struck five Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip earlier this week in retaliation for a rocket that landed in southern Israel overnight Sunday, the army confirmed on Monday. Continue Reading »