After Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired over 200 rockets at Israeli civilian targets, and an IDF retaliation on dozens of militant targets inside the terrorist enclave, Hamas reported how a ceasefire was reached with Israel.
– Israeli defense official: ‘Only facts on the ground will dictate our response.’
– WATCH IDF video of destruction of Hamas Battalion HQ in Beit Lahia, Gaza.
By Ynet reporters
Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad said Saturday night that a ceasefire has been reached with Israel amid the recent escalation of violence that saw over 200 rockets fired from Gaza to Israel and IDF attacks on dozens of targets in the strip. Continue Reading »
Having been humiliated by the IDF in Syria just after President Trump ended the dangerous JCPOA deal with Iran, but still holding enough cash Obama covertly sent to grease the deal, Tehran is kicking back using their grateful proxies in Gaza.
BY HERB KEINON
Listen to the news, and it seems that the country – in relation to security issues – is teetering on the abyss. Confrontations with Iran in Syria, Hezbollah gaining political strength in Lebanon, tens of thousands on the march in Gaza. Yet talk to former senior Israeli intelligence officers, both in government and in think tanks, and the situation looks a bit different, even – as one official put it recently – “pregnant with opportunity.” And that opportunity for a positive turn stems from one basic reason: Iran has had a few very bad weeks. Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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 »
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 »
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.”
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 »
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 »
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 »
IDF locates remnant of rocket fired from Gaza early Sunday morning in an open field, having presumed earlier it had exploded mid-air.
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 »
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 »
HAMAS WAR CRIMES
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’ new short range, heavy explosive payload suggests these new rockets are specifically intended to bring maximum carnage & devastation to Israel’s Jewish border communities.
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 »
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.”
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 »