Tag Archive for IDF response

WATCH: IDF neutralized four in Syria planting bomb on Israeli border

An IDF Spokesperson confirmed the simultaneous fire by an awaiting commando team that hit an unidentified squad of four terrorists placing explosives inside the Syrian frontier on Israel’s border.

By Reuters


The Israeli army on Monday said it targeted a group of four people who had planted explosives along the border fence with Syria on the Golan Heights.

Soldiers spotted the group near a frontier outpost overnight and, backed by air support, “fired simultaneously towards the squad of four terrorists, a hit was identified”, the military said.

On the right the four men squad is identified, on the left is the confirmed hit.

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4th Palestinians killed in PA spurred violence to protest Trump peace-deal

During Arab clashes protesting the Trump peace initiative on Friday, a 19 yr-old Palestinian protester was shot dead by an IDF sniper to neutralize his throwing Molotov cocktails at soldiers.



A Palestinian protester was shot dead by IDF troops during clashes on Friday in the town of Qaffin near Tulkarem as violence over US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan continues.

The Palestinian teenager was identified by the Palestinan Health Ministry as 19 year-old Bader Nidal Ahmad Nafleh. He was shot in the neck during violent riots in the town of Qaffin, near Tulkarm, after being shot in the neck. Continue Reading »

IDF kills 3 armed Palestinian terrorists during infiltration attempt

Sources from the Hamas-controlled terror enclave report 3 dead and another Palestinian militant wounded when, according to the IDF, 5 armed terrorists were seen trying to sneak into Israel less than 2 hours after Gaza fired 3 rockets at communities in southern Israel.

By Elior Levy, Matan Tzuri


Three Palestinian militants who were trying to infiltrate the border with Israel were killed by Israeli fire, the medical sources in the Hamas-controlled enclave said Sunday. The sources added that another Palestinian was left wounded.

Israeli military said at least five armed militants had been spotted by IDF troops monitoring the border late Saturday evening. Continue Reading »

Following Syrian missile fire on IDF jet, Israel destroys launcher


After Syrian anti-aircraft missile missed an IAF aircraft while conducting a routine flight over northern Israel, Israeli jets responded forceable by destroying the missile launcher, maintaining its zero-tolerance for aggression against the Jewish State.



The IAF destroyed a Syrian launcher that fired an anti-aircraft missile at an Israeli plane, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday night, stressing that Israel will not tolerate any aggression against it.

“A short time ago, the Syrian army tried to hit an Israeli plane, it did not succeed,” Netanyahu said in a video statement. Continue Reading »

IDF tank destroys Hamas position in Gaza after arson balloons launched

Coming after Saturday’s attack, the IDF said in a statement relating to Sundays response, “An IDF tank attacked a military post belonging to the Hamas terror group in the northern Gaza Strip, in response to explosive devices that were thrown (at the security fence) and balloons carrying explosive devices that were launched throughout the evening.”

By i24NEWS


Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) said on Sunday that a tank attacked a Hamas military post in Gaza in response to arson balloons launched into Israeli territory.

“An IDF tank attacked a military post belonging to the Hamas terror group in the northern Gaza Strip, in response to explosive devices that were thrown (at the security fence) and balloons carrying explosive devices that were launched throughout the evening,” the IDF said in a statement. Continue Reading »

NOT protected by the Sabbath: Israel aircraft fires on Gaza terrorists

Relating to the incident, an IDF spokesperson’s statement explained, “Troops identified a terrorist squad which launched explosive balloons into Israeli territory from the southern Gaza Strip. In response, an Israel Defense Forces aircraft fired towards the terrorists.”

By AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff


The Israeli military said Saturday it launched airstrikes against two terror cells in Gaza, after they flew balloons rigged with explosives into Israel.

“Troops identified a terrorist squad which launched explosive balloons into Israeli territory from the southern Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in a statement.

“In response, an Israel Defense Forces aircraft fired towards the terrorists.”

A subsequent statement said that an aircraft fired at “an additional terrorist squad” which also launched explosive balloons from southern Gaza. Continue Reading »

IDF officer seriously injured in car-ramming terror attack

IDF officer and Border Police officer injured when a car with 3 Palestinian terrorists drove into group of Israeli security personnel on the side of the road northwest of Ramallah in Samaria.
– IDF opened fire on the vehicle, killing 2 and injuring the third terrorist. 

By David Rosenberg


Two Israeli security personnel were injured in a ramming attack in Samaria early Monday morning.

The incident occurred in the village of Kafr Nimma northwest of Ramallah in the Binyamin district of Samaria, when terrorists ran down a group of Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the village.

“IDF soldiers who stopped on the side of the road northwest of Ramallah were run over by terrorists. Continue Reading »

IDF moving large mechanized forces to Gaza border

The IDF has begun gathering tanks, artillery, infantry troops and engineering vehicles along Israel’s southern border with Gaza, possibly as a deterrent to an anticipated escalation of terror attacks on the IDF & Israeli communities.

By Itay Blumenthal, Elior Levy


The IDF started ramping up its armored forces along the Gaza border on Thursday in a daylight show of force following a Security Cabinet decision to escalate retaliation for any violent incidents originating in the strip.

Among the forces that amassed at the border were dozens of tanks, artillery, infantry APCs and engineering vehicles.

IDF’s THOR laser by Rafael mounted on Israeli made APC for the IDF – Ynet (not attributed)

In addition, flight routes at Ben-Gurion Airport were changed Thursday due to the security situation. Continue Reading »

Following massive Hamas salvo of 70 rockets, Israeli jets hit Hamas hard

Following 70 rockets fired at Israel, the IAF goes after Hamas weapons caches, rocket manufacturing facilities , a central logistical military complex, a concrete factory, an offensive maritime terror tunnel shaft along the coast used by Hamas commandos and several assorted terror sites inside military compounds throughout the Gaza Strip.
– WATCH IAF video of targets destroyed.

By Elad Benari


IDF aircraft on Wednesday night fired towards a vehicle used by a Gazan rocket launching squad to launch a rocket at Israeli territory.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said shortly after midnight that, over a period of five hours, approximately 70 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel. Continue Reading »

Following Hamas snipper-fire IDF tank destroys position, 2 killed, 6 injured

WATCH: Two terrorists firing shots at IDF soldiers near the northern Gaza Strip from a Hamas post.  Then in response, an IDF tank targeted & hits the post from where the shots emanated from.
– No injuries to IDF troops were reported.



Two Hamas militants were killed Tuesday after the IDF shelled a Hamas position near Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip after troops came under fire while on patrol.

The two men were identified by the Palestinian Ministry of Health as Ahmad Morjan and Abed el-Hafeth el-Sillawi, both 23 year-old and members of the terror group’s military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Continue Reading »

BREAKING: Israel shoots down Syrian jet

Sirens sound in Israel’s north for the second day, as the IDF launches Patriot ground-to-air interceptors at Syrian plane intruding into Israeli airspace.

By Chana Roberts


Sirens sounded Tuesday afternoon in regional councils in the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley, as well as in the northern city of Katzrin.

Two Patriot missiles fired at a Syrian Sukhoi plane. – Screenshot/ Arutz Sheva videoclip

Residents of northern Israel reported that two interceptor missiles were fired from the Tzfat region.

The IDF confirmed that two Patriot missiles had been fired at a Syrian Sukhoi plane. The plane was being tracked, and when it reached two kilometers (1.24 miles) into Israel, it was shot down. Continue Reading »

IDF unit retaliates with strike on Syria outpost that fired mortar at Israel

Not specifying whether the target belonged to the rebels or regime, IDF forces strikes the Syria outpost that earlier fired a mortar towards Israel, which fell in the “buffer zone” adjacent to Israel’s border fence.

By i24NEWS


The Israel Defense Force said it on on Friday that it struck a Syrian outpost after a stray mortar shell landed near Israel’s border in a designated “buffer zone” adjacent to the eastern part of the security fence.

The errant fire that fell east of Israel’s security fence was a result of spillover from internal fighting between the Syrian regime and rebels.

In this illustrative photo, American soldiers fire an Israeli-made M120 mortar, similar to that shot at Israel from Syria.

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IDF shoots dead Palestinian, critically wounded 2nd after breaching Gaza border

Trying to prevent further threat to Israeli sovereignty, IDF responders open fire on 4 Palestinian terrorists after breaching Israel’s border fence with Gaza, attempting to torch IDF equipment.
• One terrorist was killed, a 2nd critically wounded, a 3rd arrested, and the 4th successfully returns into Gaza.

By News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff


Four Palestinian terrorists breached the Gaza border fence Monday and tried to set fire to an IDF sniper post inside Israeli territory. Israeli forces fired at the infiltrators, killing one and critically wounding another.

No Israelis were reported hurt in the incident, which took place near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, but the troops reported hearing shots fired in their direction, the IDF said. Continue Reading »

Tank shell kills Palestinian terrorist who shot at IDF soldiers from Gaza

One Palestinian terrorist dead, another left injured as a result of opening fire on IDF soldiers near the Gaza border Monday.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Terrorists opened fire at IDF soldiers stationed near the border with the northern Gaza Strip Monday.

In response, the IDF attacked three Hamas positions in Gaza with tanks and planes in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. It is possible that the some or all of the positions belong to the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization.

IDF soldiers & Merkava tank – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit:Facebook

According to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry, one terrorist was killed and another was injured as a result of an IDF attack. Continue Reading »

IDF tank responds to Gaza infiltration & arson on military post

After Palestinian terrorists infiltrate Israel from Gaza, setting an IDF observation & response post ablaze, an IDF tank responds in kind, destroying a Hamas observation post in Gaza.

By Ido Ben Porat


Gazan terrorists crossed the border fence south of the community of Kissufim this morning and set fire to an IDF sniper post.

There were no casualties. In response, an IDF tank attacked a Hamas observation post in the southern Gaza Strip.

IDF lookouts using the Tzayad system linking the intelligence gathering elements with the command echelon, as well as with the fire and maneuvering elements, through a network of optic fibers and encrypted radio communication in the field.

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