Tag Archive for IDF Artillery Corps

Russia lauds Israel for eliminating ISIS unit in Syria

Israeli defense official believe the ISIS rocket fired on Israel was intentional [too far off target to have been ‘stray fire’], hoping the IDF would retaliate against the Assad army, but instead, Israel targeted the source, killing several ISIS terrorists along with destroying their rocket launchers.
– Moscow congratulated Jerusalem for eliminating the ISIS unit.

By Ynet


The Russian Defense Ministry praised Israel Thursday after the IDF’s attack on ISIS forces in the Syrian Golan area killed several members of the terrorist organization and destroyed rocket launchers.

According to the Russian news agency Sputnik, the ISIS terrorists were trying on Wednesday to fire missiles at Syrian army positions, but hit Israel instead with two BM-21 rockets that landed in the Kinneret. Continue Reading »

IDF retaliatory strike destroys Syrian mortar position that fired on Israel

After the IDF response to the Syrian mortar fired on Israel, an Army spokesperson said, “The IDF views the Syrian regime as responsible for everything in its territory and will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the security of its residents.”



The IDF fired on a Syrian-regime position after a mortar shell landed near the security fence on the northern Golan Heights on Monday, the army announced.

The shell, which hit Israeli territory, is believed to be spillover from fighting across the border in Syria.

AN IDF M109 self-propelled 155 mm artillery fire (file) – Photo IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

In response, the IDF fired a precision artillery strike on a Syrian military position in the area from which the mortar was fired. Continue Reading »

IDF’s secret missile unit Meitar closes with Artillery using 5th-generation Tammuz missile


Although the elite Meitar unit is being shuttered, the Israeli made Tammuz missile will continue to see action, as a new 5th-generation version with an extended range of 30km is already in use within the Artillery Corps.

By Yoav Zitun


After 30 years of operations, the IDF is closing the “Meitar” special operations unit. The Artillery Corps recently held a ceremony to mark the end of operations for the unit, which was responsible for operating the long range precision-guided Tammuz missile.

The missile system was designed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and entered service in 1986, originally being intended for tanks and armored personnel carriers. Continue Reading »

IDF artillery hits Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket fired at Israel early Monday morning


The rocket which caused no damage or injuries, was the 7th fired at Israel in the 30 days, did not activate the Iron Dome or the ‘Code Red’ siren having been tracked to land in an open field in Sha’ar HaNegev area.

By Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri, Elior Levy


The IDF attacked targets the Gaza Strip on Monday afternoon in response to a rocket fired from the strip that exploded in open area in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council in the early morning hours.

Among the targets of Monday’s IDF attacks was a military post near the Nuseirat Camp in the center of the Strip. Continue Reading »

IDF: Israeli forces attacked two Syrian army targets after being fired on


Rocket fire at Israel’s security fence on its northern border prompted a strong reaction from IDF against 2 Syrian army targets: ‘We are not involved in the fighting in Syria but will defend ourselves against any unusual incidents.’

By Yoav Zitun


In an unusual move, the IDF announced on Monday morning that it attacked two Syrian army targets overnight Sunday in retaliation for unusual shots fired at the security fence on the northern border.

IAF airstrike in Syria

On Sunday morning, security forces identified a rocket which had fallen in open territory on the Israeli side of the fence but had not caused any damage or injuries.
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New Israeli GPS 18-rocket system becomes operational


The Israel developed GPS-guided Romach rocket system can launch 18 rockets within a minute, and has a reported range of 35 kilometers with an accuracy of within 10 meters of its target.

By Israel Hayom Staff


One year after commencing field testing, the Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday declared that a new guided artillery rocket called the Romach (“Spear”) is now operational.

The Roach will be used with the Artillery Corps’ M270 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems  – Photo: GOC Army Headquarters

The Artillery Corps completed integrating the new system In recent weeks, the IDF said. The GPS-guided rocket is made by Israel Military Industries. Continue Reading »

IDF artillery pounds Lebanon after Hezbollah explodes bomb on border with Israel


Hezbollah quickly claimed responsibility for activating explosive device near the Chebaa Farms in revenge for the death of Samir Kuntar, with Lebanese security forces reporting at least 50 Israeli shells hitting villages in the area.

By Ynet Reporters


A large roadside bomb exploded near an IDF force at the Lebanese border near the Shebaa Farms area on Monday afternoon, leading the IDF to fire artillery shells at Hezbollah targets in the area for about an hour.

Artillery fire at the border on Monday – Photo: Avihu Shapira

The explosion targeted an IDF’s Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer and another armored vehicle. Continue Reading »

IDF artillery battery hits targets in Lebanon in response to earlier Katyusha rocket fire on Israel


IDF official said that it sees “the Lebanese army as responsible for activities in Lebanon & will continue to act against any attempt to harm Israeli sovereignty & the security of its citizens.”



The IDF attacked targets in southern Lebanon with artillery fire on Sunday evening in response to earlier rocket fire from the country on Israeli communities in the western Galilee.

Israeli soldiers and trucks are seen from southern Lebanon, as a Hezbollah flag flutters.- Photo: REUTERS

The IDF stated earlier that three rockets were believed to have fallen in open territory in the North. Continue Reading »

WATCH: IDF officers arrest co-founder of Hamas, Hassan Yousef just before dawn


In the IDF released video, officers from the Artillery Corps Ra’am battalion, along with soldiers from the Binyamin territorial brigade, can be seen entering Yousef’s home & taking him into custody.



The Israel Defense Forces released a 67-second video clip showing soldiers arrest Hamas co-founder Hassan Yousef in the West Bank village of Beitunia before dawn on Tuesday.

Female IDF Capt. takes Hamas leader into custody - IDF Screenshot

Female IDF Capt. takes Hamas leader into custody – IDF Screenshot

In the video, troops from the Artillery Corps Ra’am battalion as well as units from the Binyamin territorial brigade are seen entering Yousef’s home and escorting him into custody. Continue Reading »

IDF Artillery Fire Responds to Syrian Missiles Fired on Israel


By Kobi Finkler, Ari Yashar



IDF returns fire on Syrian Army position, accusing regime of responsibility for allowing strikes perpetrated by Islamic Jihad, like Assad’s regime, are funded by Iran.


After four rockets were fired at northern Israel from the Syrian Golan Heights on Thursday, the IDF responded with artillery fire just hours later.

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IDF artillery fire (illustration) – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Sources in Syria report that the 90th Brigade of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime army is coming under fire, reports Channel 2.

Israeli security sources said that the rockets were fired by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, funded and directed by Iran. Continue Reading »

IDF artillery tests Lance rocket system in successful exercise

The ‘Lance’ self-propelled mobile rocket system is designed for its precision strikes while offering cheaper costs than air-to-ground alternatives.

By Yoav Zitun


A new Israeli rocket system was tested for out in the field the first time during a military exercise last week where drone footage showed the accuracy and power of a strike of the “Lance” rocket.

Lance mobile rocket system – Ynetnews screenshot

The target vehicle before the rocket strike... (Photo: Yoav Zitun)
The target vehicle before the rocket strike. – Photo: Yoav Zitun


...and after. (Photo: Yoav Zitun)
…and after. – Photo: Yoav Zitun

The new weapons system delivers a total weight of 20 kilograms of explosives to a target specified by advanced GPS technology meant to minimize the chances of collateral damage to nearby civilians and structures. Continue Reading »

IDF responds with artillery fire after IDF army jeep shot at near Gaza border

Today was 1st time since Israel’s summer ‘Operation Protective Edge’ that IDF forces opened fire on the coastal enclave.

IDF jeep’s bullet-proof window was damaged, but no one was hurt.

An Israel Defense Forces jeep patrolling the Gaza border was fired at on Thursday, prompting the army to respond with artillery fire, for the first time since the summer’s Operation Protective Edge.

IDF 155m”m self-propelled Howitzer artillery piece responds to attack. – courtesy

The jeep’s window was damaged, but no one was wounded in the incident.

The IDF Spokesman said that light arms were fired at Israeli soldiers along the border near central Gaza, and the army responded with artillery fire. Continue Reading »

Lebanese rockets land in Israel’s Upper Galilee, prompting IDF response

Rocket sirens sound in country’s Northern towns of Kiryat Shmona, Metula and surrounding kibbutzim, near Lebanon’s border.

Iron Dome intercepts rocket over central Israel; IDF attacks 64 terror sites since midnight.



Two rockets were fired into Israel by Lebanese militants, prompting rocket sirens in towns along the border late Monday, including in the cities of Kiryat Shmona and Metula.

Israeli artillery returns fire – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson Unit

Following the rocket attack, reports stated that one rocket had fallen in an open area and that the IDF was retaliating at the rocket launching source.

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Lebanon Rockets Hit Israel’s Northern Border for Third Time


IDF responds to set of rockets with artillery fire, after ‘Code Red’ siren sounds in Shlomi and Nahariya again. This incident marks the 3rd time rockets from Lebanon pounded Israel since Friday.

By Ynet reporters


Code Red sirens sounded in Nahariya, Shlomi and other communities in the Western Galilee at 00:26 on Sunday, after two rockets were launched toward Israeli territory, apparently from Lebanon. The rockets exploded in open areas and there were no reports of injuries or damage.

IDF’s mobile 155 m”m artillery Howitzer on the Golan Heights – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson Unit

Local residents said that the first explosion sounded immediately after the siren, while the second explosion sounded approximately 50 seconds later. Continue Reading »

Lebanese TV reports: IAF drones survey southern Lebanon



Israel has not confirmed a Hezbollah TV station report of artillery fire in the Mount Dov area, on the northern Golan Heights of the Israel-Lebanon border.

By Roi Kais, Yoav Zitun


Hezbollah’s television station Al-Manar reported Wednesday on sounds of artillery fire in the Mount Dov area on the Israel-Lebanon border. Another Lebanese report said that Israeli Air Force drones were flying over southern Lebanon.

An IDF 155mm mobile artillery Howitzer on the Golan Heights – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson Unit

These reports have not been confirmed by Israel.

Similar reports of IAF plane activity over southern Lebanon also surfaced on Tuesday night. Continue Reading »