Anger over the U.S. decision to leave the UN Human Rights Council due to its ‘unparalleled bias & hypocrisy’ brings Palestinian ‘temper tantrum’: 45 rockets, mortars were fired towards southern Israel.
Iron Dome intercepts 7 threatening rockets.
3 slip through, exploding in Israeli communities.
At least 3 fall short, exploding in Gaza.
Majority explode in open areas.
No reports of injuries in Israel
By Elad Benari
Gaza terrorists fired a barrage of 45 rockets and mortars at southern Israel overnight Tuesday.
The IDF said that seven rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system and that at least three rockets missed their mark and landed in the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
With mainstream media initially assuming the U.S. was responsible for the latest lethal airstrike in Syria, an American official is reported to have told CNN that Israeli jets must have “overcome significant logistical hurdles” to strike near the Iraqi border, far from Israel’s usual targets near Homs or Damascus.
By Erez Linn, Ariel Kahana, Daniel Siryoti, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
Israel, not the U.S.-led coalition, was behind a series of airstrikes in northeastern Syria near the Iraqi border on Sunday night, an American official told CNN on Monday.
WATCH: IDF jets strike two Hamas military bases and a weapons production factory in Gaza in response to the continued incendiary kites and bobby-trapped balloons being launched from the Palestinian terror enclave at Israel. – 3 home-made rockets fired at Israel during early morning hours, one likely fell inside Gaza.
By Yoav Zitun, Liad Osmo
Israel Air Force jets attacked nine Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday, in what were the most significant strikes in the fight against the incendiary kites and balloons terrorism.
The strikes hit two military bases in Jabalia, Al-Shati and a weapons production facility in Gaza City. Continue Reading »
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 »
Palestinian terror group Islamic Jihad vows revenge for the 3 killed from IDF tank fire, a few hours after IAF planes carried out a reprisal for 4 Gazans that infiltrated into Israel earlier on Sunday.
Islamic Jihad vowed revenge on Sunday after Israeli tank fire killed three of is members after an IDF tank fired at the groups observation post in the Gaza Strip, in response to the detonation of an explosive device on the border fence earlier.
“IDF troops detonated an explosive device that was placed adjacent to the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday, with the intention of harming IDF soldiers who were present in the area,” an army statement said. 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 »
– Russian Defense Ministry: Israeli jets struck Iranian targets with at least 28 planes that fired some 60 missiles. – Israel: Israel Air Force attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria.
By Reuters, Alexandra Lukash, Elior Levy
Russia’s defense ministry said on Thursday that Syria had shot down more than half of the missiles fired at it overnight by Israel, RIA news agency reported.According to the report, the Israeli strike was carried out by 28 planes which fired at least 60 missiles, including 10 surface-to-surface missiles.
Iranian forces in Syria launched a rocket attack on Israeli army bases in the Golan Heights early on Thursday, Israel said, prompting one of the heaviest Israeli barrages against Syria since the conflict there began in 2011. Continue Reading »
Attack comes just hours after the IDF ordered civilian shelters in the country’s northern Golan Heights opened and called up reserve units after observing what it described as “irregular” activity by Iranian forces in Syria.
Syrian state television said an Israeli aerial strike was to blame for blasts at a military base south of the capital Damascus late Tuesday evening.
The report came just an hour after explosions were heard at the Al Kiswah base. It claimed that Syria’s air defense system shot down two Israeli missiles.
Locals also reported hearing the sounds of air defense missiles opening fire. 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 »
Israel’s bombing of the T-4 airbase in Syria last week, that also killed Iranian officers, was Israel’s first direct engagement after Iran ‘changed the rules’ when Iranian soldiers launched an armed drone to Israel from Syria’s T-4 airbase – IDF official: Israel is now in direct conflict with Iran, no longer fighting through proxies.
By David Rosenberg
A senior Israeli military official confirmed that Israel’s air force was responsible for last week’s bombing of the T-4 airbase in Syria last Monday, adding that the conflict between Israel and Iran had entered a new phase of direct confrontation.
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