Tag Archive for IDF

Palestinian killed on 6th and final Hamas inspired ‘MARCH OF RETURN’

In what the IDF has referred to as a violent “riot,” approximately 5,000 Palestinians participated in what Hamas planned as the final ‘March of Return’ protest on Israel’s border, that left at least 170 Gazans injured and 1 dead.

By ERIC SUMNER & REUTERS

 

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian and wounded at least 170 protesters in the Gaza Strip Friday, Palestinian medical workers said, bringing to 44 the number killed during a six-week protest at the Gaza-Israel border.

Approximately 5,000 Palestinians have participated in what the IDF has called a violent “riot,” burning tires, hurling rocks at the security fence and at Israeli soldiers, and launching flaming kites into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »

Fifth Hamas terror-tunnel located & destroyed by IDF

Israel thwarts Hamas’ efforts to infiltrate Israel from Gaza after destroying the 5th, and according to Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, “the longest and deepest one [terror-tunnel] ever uncovered.”

By Kobi Finkler

 

Over the weekend, IDF forces thwarted another terror tunnel that penetrated into Israel, it was cleared this morning for publication.

IDF Spokesperson Brigadier General Ronen Manelis said that this is the fifth tunnel that has been thwarted in Israel recently. The tunnel was foiled in the Jabaliya area.

Location of latest Hamas terror-tunnel explosion – IDF illustration

The tunnel began several kilometers inside the Gaza Strip and was part of an entire network of tunnels inside the strip. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Palestinian journalist killed by IDF was Hamas drone operator

Yasser Murtaja apparently was a veteran member of Hamas’ security apparatus who brought drones into Gaza for intelligence gathering purposes.
– Israel’s Defense Minister, “We also saw a journalist approach the border and operate a drone.”

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Yasser Murtaja, the Palestinian journalist who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers during protests along the Gaza border on Friday, was actually a Hamas activist, security officials told Israeli news site Walla!.

According the the report published Tuesday morning, Murtaja had been an officer in the Hamas security apparatus in Gaza for years.

At funeral of Hamas operative/journalist Yasser Murtaja, who was shot by IDF while operating drone over border with Israel.

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IDF tanks destroy Hamas posts after Palestinians ignite fire on Gaza border-fence

Having attempted to destroy Israel’s security infrastructure, IDF tanks retaliate after 2 Palestinians, without entering into Israel, started a brush fire that they hoped would incapacitate the operations of Israel’s electronic border fence with Gaza.

By i24NEWS

 

The Israeli army shelled two Hamas observation posts in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday after two Palestinians arrived at the border fence and started a fire, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) reported on Wednesday.

The suspects approached the Karni Crossing but “did not cross the fence nor infiltrate into Israel,” the IDF statement said.

Palestinian protesters along the Israel-Gaza border. – Photo: JACKGUEZ/AFP

“The IDF views with severity any attempt to damage and destroy the security fence and security infrastructure,” the statement ended.

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IDF floods additional terror-tunnel with materials eliminating future use

For the second time on Sunday, a terror-tunnel initially demolished during Operation Protective Edge, was re-destroyed by the IDF flooding it with materials making the tunnel Hamas has trying to recommission, unusable.
– Defense Minister Lieberman: ‘Hamas should invest the money in the welfare of the Gaza residents, because by the end of the year, its tunnel project will be eliminated.’

By Matan Tzuri

 

The IDF destroyed for the second time on Sunday a terror tunnel initially demolished during Operation Protective Edge, which Hamas has tried to put back into operations.

The tunnel, which runs from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip to the Eshkol Regional Council inside Israel, was flooded with materials rendering the whole network unusable. Continue Reading »

WATCH: IDF’s mounted laser used to safely & remotely detonate roadside bombs

WATCH how IDF’s mounted Directed Energy Warfare system was used to safely and remotely detonate a Hamas IED, planted on the Gaza border to kill Israeli soldiers.

By Yoav Zitun

 

The IDF chose to make relatively rare use of a vehicle mounted Directed Energy Warfare (DEW) system called THOR—developed by the Israeli Rafael Advanced Defense Systems—in order to destroy a large explosive device that was discovered on the border of the Gaza Strip last December.

In the incident, observers from the Gaza Division identified two terrorists who tried to exploit the IDF’s focus on dealing with disturbances near the security fence in the area of the Gaza neighborhood of Shuja’iyya, in order to plant an explosive device. Continue Reading »

Palestinian shot dead throwing Molotov Cocktail at IDF during protests

Although IDF soldiers are now allowed to neutralize terrorists throwing fire-bombs (Molotov cocktails) with live fire, an IDF spokesperson said the two incidents, on Friday & Saturday that  left 2 protestors shot dead, will have the IDF investigating the shootings.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF, REUTERS

 

RAMALLAH – On Saturday, Amir Shehada, 19, died in a clash with security forces near the Yitzhar settlement, south of Nablus, the PA Health Ministry said.

Shehada was shot in the chest, according to ministry.

Palestinian demonstrators photographed in Hebron on March 9, 2018, hurling molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers during a protest against Trump’s Jerusalem decision.

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IDF to replace 40 yr-old Sikorsky ‘Yasur’ helicopters with Boeing’s Chinook

Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook will have advanced design composite rotor blades, allowing for the maximum gross weight to increase from 50k pounds to 54k pounds and its payload to increase from 19,278 lb to 22,207 lb.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The IDF Ground Forces Command plans to recommend Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook tandem-rotor helicopter to the Israel Air Force as it modernizes its heavy-lift helicopter fleet, a senior officer has said.

Speaking to reporters during a briefing in central Israel last week, the senior officer said the command will recommend the Chinook over Lockheed Martin’s CH-53K King Stallion by Sikorsky, which is the main competition in the contract to replace Israel’s aging Yasur helicopters. Continue Reading »

WATCH: IDF films Hamas stealing electricity Israel sends to Gaza civilians

The IDF [the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories – COGAT] publishes security CCTV footage catching Hamas terrorists in the act of stealing electricity intended for Gaza’s civilian residents.
– ‘Hat-tip’ to the IDF, proving once again: ‘Hamas doesn’t care about its civilian residents.’

By Ido Ben Porat

 

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) continues its series of Arabic posts for Gaza Strip residents this morning, Sunday, when it published footage on its Facebook page of the theft by Hamas of electricity intended for local residents.

The footage was accompanied by a post translated into Arabic, which said, “The Hamas terrorist organization continues to steal from the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

Watch Video: IDF detonates Hamas terror-tunnel inside Gaza

The IDF released footage of their demolition of a Hamas terror-tunnel along Israel-Gaza border.

By David Rosenberg

 

The IDF released footage Thursday of its recent demolition of a terror tunnel used by the Hamas terror organization underneath the Israel-Gaza border.

On Sunday, Israeli Air Force aircraft destroyed the tunnel, which ran from the city of Rafiah in southern Gaza to a point some 590 feet inside Israeli territory in the western Negev.

The tunnel ran underneath the Egypt-Gaza [fuel] pipeline[s].

According to IDF spokesperson Ronen Manelis, IDF forces had located the tunnel several days before the demolition. Continue Reading »

About IDF’s demolishing Hamas terror-tunnel beneath humanitarian aid crossing

WATCH IDF Video: Last night, and again this morning, the IDF destroyed a Hamas terror-tunnel dug beneath the Kerem Shalom border crossing, that intruded almost 600 feet into Israel.

By Tal Polon

 

IDF planes finished this morning, Sunday, demolishing a terror tunnel that passed under the Kerem Shalom Crossing from Gaza into Israel.

The IDF says with certainty that the tunnel belonged to Hamas.

The tunnel started in the Rafiah area 900 meters (2,953 feet) into Gaza and extended 180 meters (591 feet) into Israel. It passed under the gas pipeline between Egypt and Gaza.

IDF Spokesperson Ronen Manelis says that the tunnel was located several days ago. Continue Reading »

Palestinians now exploit UNICEF in its political battles against Israel and the IDF

The nonprofit watchdog group NGO Monitor just revealed that “UNICEF Palestine” has joined other UN NGOs, such as UNESCO, UNRWA in its political war on Israel, by targeting the IDF to be added to a U.N. blacklist of organizations that violate children’s rights, e.g. Islamic State (ISIS), al-Qaida, Boko Haram and the Taliban.

By Liora Cohen

 

Anti-Israel activity at the United Nations is mainly associated with UNRWA and UNESCO.

UNRWA, the aid agency for Palestinian refugees, has a reputation for inciting to violence and perpetuating the Palestinians’ refugee status, while UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural agency, consistently denies any Jewish links to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

2 more family members of ‘Shirley Temper’ arrested for assaulting IDF soldiers

2 more female family members of arrested ‘Shirley Temper,’ were taken to an Israeli military court Thursday and charged with “assaulting a soldier, harming the security of the area, incitement, and other felonies.”

By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Two more Arab women appeared in an Israeli military court Thursday after a viral video of an assault on Israeli soldiers in Judea and Samaria, an AFP journalist said.

Nariman Tamimi, 43, and Nour Naji Tamimi, 21, were detained in a case that has set Israeli and Arab social media alight.

The video filmed in the village of Nabi Saleh shows Nour and her cousin Ahed Tamimi, 17, approaching two Israeli soldiers, before shoving, kicking and slapping them while filming on mobile phones. Continue Reading »

BUSTED: IDF arrests PA woman for slapping soldiers after family posts ‘humiliating’ clip

WATCH: Israel Border Police arrest 16 yr-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi, a.k.a. ‘Shirley Temper’, for multiple physical assaults on an IDF soldier & officer, after family posted the provocative assaults on social media, in attempts at provoking a physical response to humiliate the IDF soldiers.

By Tal Polon

 

The IDF this morning arrested a young Arab woman from the village of Nabi Salih near Ramallah, after footage emerged showing the woman harassing IDF soldiers stationed in the village last Friday.

The young woman, identified as Ahad Tamimi of Nabi Salah, can be seen, along with other members of her family, pushing, kicking, and shouting at the IDF soldiers. Continue Reading »

Syrian state TV: Israel Strikes Syria Again

The Syrian TV news report comes just two days after the IDF allegedly fired several Jericho missiles destroying large sections of an Iranian military base near Damascus.
– WATCH: Israel’s Prime Minister issues clear warning to Syrian & Iranian Leaders

By i24NEWS

 

Israeli fighter jets bombed several Syrian military installations around the capital of Damascus, a number of local outlets, including the state TV, and witnesses on social media reported on Monday.

Israel Air Force F-15 upgraded Eagles prepped for night mission.- Photo courtesy IDF’s Spokesperson’s Office

 

Syrian state TV reported the Syrian military’s missile shields intercepted at least three Israeli missiles bound for weapon plants and military bases. Continue Reading »