Tag Archive for IDF

IDF offers amnesty to deserters who return ‘home’ during holiday season

For the second time this year, the IDF offers those who dodged their military service the opportunity to ‘regularize’ their status with the army, but they only have until the 30th of November.

By i24NEWS

 

The IDF has apparently offered amnesty to Israeli citizens abroad who did not serve in the army, allowing them to visit the country during the holiday season, the Times of Israel reported Sunday.

As Israel prepares to celebrate the Jewish new year and the beginning of the holiday season, Israeli citizens who left the country in order to avoid serving in the army, or who left the country as children without returning for the draft, will be allowed to visit without risking arrest for desertion. Continue Reading »

IDF acquires precision rockets that guarantee unprecedented accuracy

The introduction of the new precision ‘Made in Israel’ rockets significantly improves the IDF’s capabilities of accurately hitting its target from all ranges while achieving lower mission costs.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

Israel’s Ministry of Defense has signed a deal to develop and acquire advanced precise short and long range rockets worth hundreds of millions of shekels with Israel Military Industries (IMI).

According to the Ministry of Defense, the precision firepower will significantly improves the IDF’s capabilities of accurately hitting a target from a distance at immediate availability and with a low mission cost relative to other combat systems.

Rocket used by the IAF during tensions at Gaza border in August 2018.

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Palestinian terrorist killed by IDF tank after shooting at soldiers on Gaza border

After a single Arab terrorist from Hamas controlled Gaza opened fire on an Israeli army unit along the northern border with Israel, IDF Merkava tank eliminates the terrorist.

By David Rosenberg

 

A terrorist operating out of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip opened fire on IDF forces stationed along the Gaza border Monday morning, before being killed by Israeli tank fire.

The incident occurred along the border of the northern Gaza Strip, an IDF spokesperson said Monday, when a single terrorist opened fire on an Israeli army unit.

Earlier this month a Hamas snipper firing into Israel was eliminated by IDF tank-fire.

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158 volunteers from 18 countries arrive in Israel to volunteer for the IDF

Majority of the new IDF recruits, new immigrants and foreign volunteers, come from North America, followed by 43 volunteers from France, 16 from the UK.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

IDF volunteers from 18 different countries arrived in Israel over this summer, the Defense Ministry’s Social Defense Branch announced Wednesday.

The 158 new recruits comprised of 120 male volunteers and 38 females, the majority from North America with 69 volunteers (45%) followed France with 43 volunteers (30%).

Gathering of the 158 volunteers from 18 different countries arrive in Israel to volunteer for the IDF. – Photo courtesy: Israel’s Defense Ministry

According to the Defense Ministry, the number of volunteers from Australia has “quadrupled” since last year with eight volunteers, and the number from Britain doubled with 16 volunteers this year. Continue Reading »

IDF institutes new policy: Terrorists launching incendiary-kites will be targeted

After 3 months, 1000 fires, and hundreds of millions lost in environmental and agricultural terrorism, the Israeli gov’t directed the IDF Southern Command to ‘adjust’ their response policy to Hamas’ terror-kites and incendiary balloon launchers.

By Tzvi Lev

 

Southern Command head General Herzi Halevi said on Sunday that Israel would start targeting terrorists responsible for launching incendiary kites into Israel, more than three months after the phenomenon began.

“We have prepared for these things in recent weeks. We understand that there is a change in thinking about how to deal with the fire terrorism, and we have developed all sorts of things in order to expand the response,” Halevi said at a meeting of commanders whose units are deployed near Gaza. Continue Reading »

Syrian praises Israel’s “noble stance” for rendering aid to suffering refugees

Amid the fierce fighting around the city of Daraa, that has forced the exodus of thousands of forlorn Syrian escapees, one refugee was openly praising Israel’s “noble stance” for the succor it was providing the suffering homeless, after Jordan closed its borders.

By Daniel Salami

 

A Syrian refugee who recently fled the southwestern city of Daraa in Syria—along with tens of thousands of others—amid the fierce fighting in the area that has precipitated the flight of some 160,000 Syrians to the Israeli and Jordanian borders, has praised Israel’s “noble stance” for the succor it has offered to the suffering refugees. Continue Reading »

IDF trucks in tons of humanitarian aid in overnight operation to Syria

Last night Israel quietly delivered 13 tons of food, 15 tons of baby food, 3 pallets of medical equipment & medicines, 30 tons of clothes and 300 tents across its northern border as 120,000 Syrian refugees flee their homes in Syria’s Deraa area, where Assad’s army is bombarding rebels, killing dozens of civilians in the process.
– IDF officer stresses Israel will not allow the Syrians to enter Israel.
– WATCH IDF Video

By Daniel Salami, Yoav Zitun|

 

The IDF sent humanitarian aid to the Syrian Golan Heights on Thursday night after some 120,000 fled the southwestern part of the country in the wake of the Syrian army’s onslaught in the area. Continue Reading »

IDF shot dead axe-wielding Palestinian terrorist breaching Gaza border

IDF forces open fire on two Palestinian terrorists armed with hatchets, infiltrating through the border fence into Israel from Gaza, killing one, while the second skedaddled back into Gaza.

By David Rosenberg

 

Two Arab terrorists attempted to infiltrate into Israel Monday from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The terrorists damaged the Israeli fence on the Gaza border, and attempted to cross over into Israeli territory near Kibbutz Nirim.

Israeli security forces stationed along the border spotted the two terrorists and opened fire.

Two Palestinian terrorists destroying security fence on Border with Gaza. – Screen Shot: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

One of the two terrorists was killed in the incident. Continue Reading »

IDF Video details ‘secret’ Gaza targets destroyed, including Hamas subs

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 »

Following 80 rockets & mortars fired on Israel, IDF strikes 65 targets in Gaza

SPECIAL SECURITY REPORT

• WATCH: Israel Air Force destroyed 65 targets operated by Hamas in Gaza.
• Iron Dome continues to intercept Palestinian fired rockets over the skies of southern Israel.

By Elad Benari

 

IAF fighter jets, attack helicopters, and aircraft struck 25 military targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization in Gaza overnight Tuesday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

The target strikes included sheds of drones used for terror purposes, a rocket manufacturing workshop, advanced naval weaponry, military compounds, training facilities, and a munitions manufacturing site.

“This is an additional strike against military targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization, which is accountable for activity from the Gaza Strip, and therefore is responsible for the severe attacks that were carried out against Israeli civilians,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit in a statement. Continue Reading »

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 »