In taking first aggressive action to stop Hamas from launching incendiary kites or helium balloons with attached explosive device, IAF jets destroyed car transporting kites, as ‘warning’ to more serious future responses.
The Israel Air Force targeted two cells launching incendiary balloons in the Southern Gaza Strip on Sunday just hours after it struck the vehicle of one of the leaders responsible for sending incendiary kites and balloons from the northern Gaza Strip, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement on Sunday.
“In recent days, the IDF warned and carried out several attacks near the cells responsible for the arson and destruction of lands in Israel. Continue Reading »
The Gaza tunnel whose entry is inside a Hamas military post 3 km from Israel’s border and exits 2-3 meters underwater, would have permitted Hamas’s elite Nukhba naval commandos begin their operation and continue on their way to Israel undetected.
By Yoav Zitun
Israeli Air Force fighter jets bombed a terror tunnel in northern Gaza in the early hours of last Sunday meant to be used by Hamas’s elite Nukhba naval commandos to secretly go underwater, it was cleared for publication on Sunday.
Earlier Saturday night, IAF fighter jets hit 10 terrorists’ sites in 3 Hamas compounds, including 2 munition manufacturing facilities and storage sites. Second wave went after Hamas’ ‘naval force’ in the northern part of the terrorist enclave.
IAF fighter jets on Sunday morning targeted five terror targets at a military compound belonging to the Hamas terror organization’s naval force in the northern Gaza Strip, said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
“This was an additional IDF strike carried out last night targeting terror sites belonging to the Hamas terror organization, which is responsible for all events that transpire and emanate from the Gaza Strip – most notably the severe attacks it conducts against Israel and its civilians,” it said. Continue Reading »
Among the 60 some targets hit by Israel’s Air Force, the IDF video shows stockpiles of weapons and ammunitions, destroyed, as well as a naval base housing a small fleet of unmanned submarines. The reprisal led Hamas to end all rocket attacks on Israel.
By Israel Today Staff
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) this week published a list of some of the 60+ terrorist targets it hit in the Gaza Strip following rocket fire against communities in southern Israel.
The IDF had apparently collected a rather long list of locations where Hamas and its allied terror groups were stockpiling weapons and ammunitions, and destroyed nearly all of them. Continue Reading »
Amid retaliatory air strikes by IAF jets over Gaza, Israel’s Iron Dome neutralizes largest volley of rocket fire from Hamas and the Islamic Jihad since the 2014 Gaza war.
Israeli jets pounded Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the central Gaza Strip on Tuesday afternoon after militants fired round after round of rockets at southern Israeli communities in what appears to be the largest single projectile barrage from the Palestinian enclave since the Gaza 2014 war.
F-16 Python – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Israel’s military announced it was “operating in the Gaza Strip” in response to an early morning salvo of nearly 30 rockets fired into Israel in three separate missile attacks. Continue Reading »
The air strike on the terror-tunnel was in retaliation for the arson and destruction at Kerem Shalom border crossing’s fuel and gas pipes, that serve the people of Gaza, but were set ablaze by Hamas’ ‘March of Return’ protestors.
The Israel Air Force on Saturday evening destroyed a Hamas offensive tunnel that was in advanced stages of building mere meters from the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.
The tunnel, which Hamas had dug in the security parameter, had originated in Beit Hanoun, stretched over a kilometer and was intended to reach Israeli communities such as the Erez Kibbutz. Continue Reading »
From the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit: “The IDF will not allow cynical use of civilians, including children, women and persons with disabilities, as a cover for ongoing terrorist activity against Israeli citizens and IDF forces, and will continue to respond harshly to any such terrorist attempt.”
By Elad Benari, Canada
Israel Air Force (IAF) aircraft on Friday night attacked six terrorist targets belonging to the Hamas naval force in Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
The attack was carried out in response to the terrorist attacks and the attempts by rioters to infiltrate into Israeli territory. Palestinian Arab media reported four injuries. Continue Reading »
Israeli Jets strike Gaza second time, killing Hamas operative and seriously wounding another after they hit an Israeli home with gunfire directed at earlier IAF retaliatory response for Hamas detonating explosive device near IDF border patrol. Apparently the explosive device was placed under cover of the thick smoke during ‘peaceful’ Gaza demonstration days earlier.
By Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy and Matan Tzuri
Israeli fighter jets attacked overnight Wednesday a Hamas terror position in the northern Gaza Strip in retaliation for an explosive device that detonated Wednesday morning near an IDF force on the border.
After the attack, a terror cell in the strip fired bullets at the aircraft [captured in video above], triggering two Code Red alert sirens in Israeli towns neighboring the northern sector of the Hamas-ruled enclave. Continue Reading »
The airstrike comes after Israel clearly warned Hamas, it “will not allow the region to become a combat zone” while cynically portraying “peaceful protests” as cover to engage in violent attacks on Israelis.
Israel’s Air Force (IAF) attacked Hamas bases in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday morning, responding to a border infiltration and discovery of two planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) along the fence the day before.
The 2 explosive devices the IDF found planted on the Israel-Gaza border, April 8, 2018. – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The Israeli military on Sunday said it located two improvised explosive devices next to the Gaza-Israel border, which it said were planted by three militants seen penetrating the perimeter fence earlier in the day. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Palestinians film terrorists entering through Israel’s border/security fence to set fire and destroy Israeli military equipment, used in the building of IDF’s new anti-tunnel countermeasures.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out a strike on the southern Gaza Strip late Saturday night, in a retaliatory measure after four Palestinian youths infiltrated an Israeli security fence and attempted to set fire to military equipment.
תיעוד של המחבלים שחדרו היום לשטח ישראל והציתו כלי הנדסי שפועל לבניית המכשול בגבול הרצועה. כאמור כח צה״ל שהוקפץ למקום הבריח אותם חזרה לרצועה. השריפה כובתה. לא נגרם נזק ממשי. במקום נמצאו סכינים, בנזין וכאפייה.
Cleared for publication: The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said night-time air strike that destroyed 2 terror tunnels, 1 near Rafah and 1 in central Gaza, was in response to the explosive device that detonated adjacent to the Israel-Gaza border fence on Saturday.
By Kobi Finkler
The IDF foiled Saturday night an attempt by the Hamas terrorist organization to renew a terror attack tunnel in the Kerem Shalom area.
The attempt was foiled tonight through engineering activity in Israeli territory, led by Southern Command. The infrastructure was identified at an early stage and did not pose a threat to the residents of the area. Continue Reading »
Border Policeman retrieving remnants of exploded rocket in open area near border. – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
“The IDF will continue to act in order to ensure security for the citizens of Israel, by all means at its disposal. Hamas is responsible for everything happening inside and outside of the Gaza Strip, above and below the ground,” the IDF Spokesman said. Continue Reading »
IDF announced 3 Palestinians from Gaza who crossed over border fence into Israel were arrested Saturday evening and that IAF jets destroyed “terrorist infrastructure” near the Gaza-Egypt border, which Palestinian media reported to be a tunnel. – Without going into details, the IDF also announced it would be closing the Kerem Shalom crossing after an assessment of the current security situation with Gaza.
The IDF struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip Saturday, as IAF fighter jets targeted a “terrorist infrastructure” near the Gaza-Egypt border. Since December, the IDF has been targeting terrorist tunnels inside the Gaza strip with targeted attacks, often in response to rocket fire. Continue Reading »
The IDF spokesperson’s unusual announcement regarding the last air strike in Gaza on ‘central terror infrastructure’ left many in Israel curious, since it may well imply an attack on a Hamas terror tunnel.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
In light of the IDF Spokesperson’s unusual wording in describing on the IDF’s airstrike last night in Gaza, assessments are that the IDF attacked a terror tunnel belonging to the Islamic Jihad terror organization.
The Spokesperson had announced a strike on “central terrorist infrastructure in Gaza,” without providing details about the target.
Old-style Hamas tunnel, left, & New-style Hamas terror tunnel, right – Photo: IDF spokesperson
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