Israel’s Shin Bet arrest Hamas operative who confessed to his involvement in terror tunnel planning, attacks, and much more from Gaza.
The IDF revealed Tuesday that Israeli security forces had arrested a militant of the Hamas terror organization who was actively involved in plotting tunnel attacks from the Gaza Strip.
Hamas fighters inside a tunnel – Al Qassam Brigade file photo
Rafah resident Ibrahim A’adel Shahada Shaer, 21, was arrested in early July as part of a joint Shin Bet [Israel Security Agency] and Israeli police operation, the IDF spokesperson said in a statement.
Shaer gave interrogators a plethora of detailed information regarding Hamas’ terror activities in Rafah, including how Hamas planned attacks during conflict and its intentions to use terror tunnels to carry out attacks against Israel civilians. Continue Reading »
5 Israeli soldiers were killed when Hamas terrorists breached the border via a Gaza terror-tunnel on Monday. The deaths of the 5 soldiers brings the total killed Monday at 10.
A 6th soldier prevented the abduction of one of the bodies.
By Elad Benari, Gil Ronen
Five soldiers were killed when Hamas terrorists breached the border from Gaza near Kibbutz Nahal Oz on Monday, it has been cleared for publication.
A sixth soldier prevented the abduction of a body of one of the soldiers who was killed. He reportedly opened fire on the terrorists from the guard position he was in, when he saw them trying to drag a body toward the tunnel they emerged from. Continue Reading »
View clip of an infiltration by Gaza terrorists, who were killed by IDF forces in the Gaza Belt region.
Residents of the Shaar Hanegev, Sdot Negev and Eshkol regions near Gaza were told to stay in their homes Monday morning because of a terrorist infiltration.
Paratroopers – IDF Spokesman
According to initial reports, about ten terrorists entered Israeli territory and split up into two teams. One headed toward Erez and the second toward Nir Am. An IAF drone eliminated the squad that went toward Erez and a ground force eliminated the squad that turned toward Nir Am after a pitched battle. Continue Reading »
The IAF precision airstrike hits a Palestinian terrorist squad in Gaza as they prepare to launch a missile at Israeli civilians.
The IAF released footage showing a missile fired by an Israeli aircraft wiping out a squad of Gaza islamist terrorists as it was about to launch a rocket at Israeli civilians.
A moment before the IDF airstrike – Photo: Screenshot
The strike took place Thursday morning.
IDF sources described the airstrike, noting that it had “intercepted terrorists during their final preparations to launch rockets towards Israel”.
From the Gaza side, Hamas-run health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP that “two Palestinians were hit and injured by an Israeli drone while they were riding on a motorbike east of Khan Yunis.” Continue Reading »
Luckily, no physical injuries or damages as Hamas allows Mortar shell to be fired by Gaza terrorists into Eshkol Regional Council.
Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a mortar shell at southern Israel on Friday evening.
The mortar exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no physical injuries or damages.
Local residents said that the “Red Alert” siren which usually warns them about rocket attacks did not sound.
Several days ago, the “Red Alert” siren was heard in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council and in communities in the Gaza belt. Continue Reading »
Terror Attacks from Gaza militants continue as 2 mortar shells hit Eshkol region in southern Israel.
By Maayana Miskin
Gaza terrorists fired two mortar shells at the southern Negev early on Sunday afternoon. The shells exploded in the Eshkol region, but did not cause injury.
The military has advised agricultural workers in the area to seek shelter.
Last week terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a mortar shell that hit the Eshkol region. Less than a week earlier, a projectile fired from Gaza hit southern Israel.
Recently, Hamas’ “military wing” has admitted to being behind an attempted attack involving a “terror tunnel” leading from Gaza to an Israeli kibbutz. Continue Reading »
Gaza-based terrorists opened fire on the Shaar Hanegev region in southern Israel. It’s the 2nd time in less than a week that Gaza terrorists have violated the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement with Israel that was reached at the end of Operation Pillar of Defense.
For the first since the end of the IDF’s Pillar of Defense counterterrorism operation, Gaza-based terrorists opened fire on Friday afternoon towards the Shaar Hanegev region in southern Israel.
No one was hurt but a military vehicle belonging to a commander of the IDF’s Gaza Division sustained damage.
While Friday’s incident was the first time since November that shots were fired from Gaza towards Israel, it marks the second time in less than a week that Gaza terrorists have violated the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement with Israel that was reached at the end of Operation Pillar of Defense. Continue Reading »
Egypt is far from being the only country to support the militant group. It is no longer a secret that Hamas is also backed by Iran and the Gulf states (particularly Qatar).
By Elizabeth Blade
On Sunday, several foreign and Israeli news outlets reported that the radical Gaza-based group Hamas was preparing to take over the West Bank, determined to oust the current Western-backed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
According to reports, the Islamists were emboldened by their recent war with Israel and the alleged victory that followed.
Militants claimed that Israel failed to cripple their ability (and will) to launch attacks against civilian targets, with some going as far as to suggest that Hamas left the battleground if not victorious, then at least stronger diplomatically. Continue Reading »
Residents of Eshkol regional authority have been instructed to remain 15 seconds’ run from shelter after Israel’s response to Terror Strike
Arabs in Gaza say terrorists have hit an IDF jeep with an anti-tank missile.
The jeep reportedly caught fire. It had been driving along the border between Gaza and Israel, opposite the Zeitoun neighborhood in central Gaza, east of Gaza City.
Voice of Israel public radio said the jeep belonged to the Givati Brigade.
According to an Arab report, the IDF responded with heavy tank fire at the eastern part of Gaza and at an area east of Khan Younis. Continue Reading »
20 Egyptian soldiers killed by local extremists who then reportedly tried to infiltrate into Israel. Dozens of rockets fired at Sderot area.
IDF forces exchanged fire with terrorists who fired mortar shells at Israel Sunday evening near Kerem Shalom, on the border with Gaza.
There was reportedly also an infiltration into Israel by an enemy vehicle during the exchanges of fire. The IDF reportedly hit the vehicle from the air and the terrorists in it were killed.
Initial reports from Gaza said that members of an extremist Islamic group attacked two Egyptian army posts in the Egyptian part of Rafiah with anti-tank rockets and gunfire, killing 15 Egyptian officers and soldiers. Continue Reading »
IAF aircraft attack a terrorist cell in Gaza as it prepares to launch rockets at southern Israel.
IAF aircraft attacked a terrorist cell in northern Gaza on Monday morning, as it was preparing to launch rockets at southern Israel.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement that the aircraft scored a direct hit.
“The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers and will continue to act decisively and strongly against anyone who uses terror against Israel,” said the IDF statement.
Despite an Egyptian-brokered “ceasefire” recently announced by Hamas, terrorists from Gaza have continued to sproadically fire rockets at southern Israel. Continue Reading »