IDF attacks four separate Hamas targets throughout Gaza in retaliation for rocket fire at the western Negev and rocket fire a short time earlier against IDF soldiers.
By Reut Hadar
The IDF today (Monday) attacked Hamas positions and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip in four separate strikes.
The last air strike was carried out in the evening, with three Hamas installations in the northern and southern Gaza Strip confirmed hits.
The IDF spokesman said that “the attacks were carried out in light of events that have been occurring over the last month. The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip and will not tolerate any attempt to harm the security of Israel and its citizens, and will work to preserve quiet for both sides.”
401st Brigade guarding the Israel-Gaza border- Photo courtesy IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
This afternoon a southern Gaza Hamas position was engaged and destroyed by an IDF tank. Continue Reading »
Israel’s southern residents can view from their homes Hamas’ belligerent missile launches, which cast doubt on Israeli wishes that an enduring calm could continue for all concerned.
By Matan Tzuri
Israel’s southern residents, living just minutes from the Gaza border, have become increasingly worried by the sight of rocket experiments conducted by Hamas which can be seen from their home windows.
Hamas rocket darts across the sky for Israel’ southern residents to view – Photo: Ynet video screenshot
While the IDF is convinced that Hamas currently has little interest in the renewal of hostilities, and with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman adamant that escalation is currently out of the question, the military also remains certain that the terrorist organization reigning in Gaza is preparing for a future round of violence—a fact which it does virtually nothing to hide. Continue Reading »
This latest rocket attack from Gaza comes after Hamas inspired tension in Jerusalem & other rocket attacks into Israeli territory.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Palestinians in Gaza fired a rocket that exploded in an open field on the Israeli side of the border before dawn on Monday. No injuries or damages were reported.
According to the IDF, no rocket sirens were sounded because the rocket was headed toward an open field.
A rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel. – Photo: REUTERS
The IDF deployed Iron Dome anti-rocket batteries in the southern cities of Sderot and Netivot on Sunday, two days after a Gazan rocket fired by an ISIS-affiliated terror group slammed into Sderot, damaging a bus and a home. Continue Reading »
Shurat HaDin files formal complaint to US Justice Department targeting both Hamas leaders and the heads of launching cells that fired missiles at Israels Ben Gurion Int’l Airport during ‘Operation Protective Edge’.
By Itamar Eichner
Hamas could face war crimes charges in the United States, as 26 US citizens plan to file a complaint with the US Department of Justice on Tuesday for the Palestinian Islamist group’s actions during the Gaza conflict last summer.
A sign pointing the way to bomb shelters at Ben Gurion Airport during Operation Protective Edge – Photo: AFP
The complaint focuses on Palestinian missile attacks that targeted Ben-Gurion International Airport. Continue Reading »
Terror group tells int’l airlines to cease their flights from 6:00 am Thursday.
Will another flight ban follow?
By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
Hamas’s “military wing” warned foreign airlines on Wednesday against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel after firing more than 100 rockets on Israeli civilians and pulling out of peace talks.
“We are warning international airlines and press them to stop flying into Ben Gurion airport from 6 am (0300 GMT) Thursday,” Al Qassam
Brigades spokesman Abu Obeida stated Wednesday, in a televised speech.
The move marks yet another Hamas ‘scare attempt’ aimed at harming Israel’s economy and security reputation, after a rocket hit near Ben-Gurion airport last month scared international airlines into canceling flights for several days. Continue Reading »
Iron Dome battery successfully intercepts Gaza rocket on its way to the coastal city of Ashkelon, just after Hamas threatens Israel with ‘fires of hell.’
By Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar
The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system shot down a rocket Thursday night as it was in the air from Gaza, on its way towards the coastal city of Ashkelon.
Right before the Iron Dome shot down the rocket, “Color Red” warning sirens were heard in the city.
The rocket attack comes after another missile was fired from Gaza earlier on Thursday, exploding in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council area in the northwestern Negev without causing any damage or injuries. Continue Reading »
Former chief prosecutor warns PA that Hamas could face investigation for rocket fire & suicide bombings against Israeli civilians, should Palestinians accept war crimes court’s jurisdiction.
By AP, The Media Line
A former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Wednesday Palestinians should proceed with caution as they consider pursuing war crimes against Israel.
The Hague, International Criminal Court. – Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
Since winning upgraded status at the United Nations in 2012, the Palestinians have threatened to turn to the ICC to press charges against Israel at the world’s first permanent war crimes court if peace efforts fail. Continue Reading »
Gaza terrorists boasts of homemade anti-tank missile launcher, shows growing domestic military ‘industry’.
By Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
The “Mujahideen Brigades” in Gaza announced this week the launch of a new domestically-developed ATM (Anti-Tank Missile) launcher. Video released by the terror group shows a terrorist holding the new weapon and firing a missile.
The launcher, which is over a meter (3.3 feet) in length, sports basic sights for aiming.
Its name “Sair,” meaning “burning flame,” is taken from verse 97 of the Koran’s Sura al-Isra (“the night journey”), which reads: “he (Allah) will gather them on the Day of Resurrection [fallen] on their faces – blind, dumb and deaf. Continue Reading »
The hand held amateur video shows explosion, which Gaza sources say was result of IDF’s Sunday airstrike on Gaza, that Jerusalem reported to have been in retaliation for Hamas rocket fire on Israel’s south.
By Elior Levy
Hamas-affiliated Gaza media released a video which they claim presents Sunday’s IDF airstrike in Gaza.
Tweeted by: Abdulla M. Al Hamarna Translator at Free-lance Journalist
An Islamic Jihad terrorist and a Palestinian boy were wounded in the targeted which the IDF launched in retaliation for rocket fire from the Gaza Strip on southern Israel.
Official Palestinian sources identified the two as a 22-year-old who was seriously wounded, and a 12-year-old boy who sustained moderate injuries. Continue Reading »
In recent weeks, Hamas has threatened genocide against Israel and claimed their missiles are now capable of reaching Tel Aviv.
By Tova Dvorin
Two Kassam rockets were fired into Israel Saturday from Gaza, Channel 10 reports. The rockets landed in an uninhabited areas; no injuries were reported.
The news follows various reports that Hamas has been stepping up its preparations for another clash with Israel during the relative calm. In recent weeks, Hamas has threatened genocide against Israel; claimed that they have missiles capable of reaching Tel Aviv; and built numerous terror tunnels into Israel, in the hopes of kidnapping soldiers and attacking Israeli civilians. Continue Reading »
As children make their way to schools & kindergarten after Passover holiday, 2 Qassams fired from Gaza explode in western Negev.
Defense Minister Ya’alon says Hamas is responsible.
Residents: ‘We knew the calm wouldn’t last.’
By Neri Brenner
Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired two Qassam rockets toward the western Negev Wednesday morning, as Israeli children in Sderot and Sha’ar Hanegev were making their way to schools and kindergartens after the Passover holiday. No injuries or damage were reported.
Rocket in Sderot, Wednesday – Photo: Roee Idan
Sderot residents reported hearing explosions shortly after the Color Red siren sounded in the city at 7:33 am. Continue Reading »
Victims of Thursday’s rocket attack: ‘Israel needs to prevent any future rocket attacks.’
By David Lev
Hamas on Thursday denied that it or any other Gaza terror group had fired rockets at Israeli targets in the midst of U.S. President Barack H. Obama’s visit to Israel. “Israel has fabricated these reports in order to mar the reputation of the resistance forces,” a spokesperson for Hamas said.
A rocket fired at Israel from Gaza caused heavy damage to a house in Sderot Thursday morning. A second rocket hit an open area near the Gaza border, and two other rockets aimed at Israel fell on the Gaza side of the border fence. Continue Reading »
A new organization has begun raising awareness about the need for far more bomb shelters in Be’er Sheva to protect its residents from the onslaught of future missile attacks from Hamas’ Gaza.
A new organization has been formed to raise awareness about the vulnerability of Be’er Sheva residents to missile attacks, and their need for more bomb shelters.
“57Seconds” was founded by Yoav Kaufman, a U.S. immigrant who attended the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) program in the northeastern Negev city of Arad prior to moving to Be’er Sheva.
“Try to imagine right now that a city just 26 miles (42 km) from you is firing live rockets at you,” he suggested. Continue Reading »