As thousands are bussed to Gaza’s border by Hamas organizers, with orders to rush Israel’s border, infiltrate civilian settlements, and make all effort to kidnap IDF soldiers, Israel is being attacked by the UN for defending itself.
UN rights experts urged Israel Monday to halt all excessive force against Palestinian protesters and called for an “impartial, independent investigation” into troop violence that has left dozens dead.
Hamas official explains mission of the ‘March of Return’ protests to Arab language reporters. – Screenshot: Arab press
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said it was “alarmed by the disproportionate use of force displayed by the Israeli security forces against Palestinian demonstrators.” Continue Reading »
In an Army Radio interview, the former Defense Minister MK Amir Peretz, told his listeners, “We have to invest close to NIS 2 billion ($560M) so that we will be prepared on the northern front.”
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The north is unprepared for an escalation with Iran, should it occur, said MK Amir Peretz (Zionist Union), who served as minister of defense during the Second Lebanon War, on Tuesday. Israel’s main problem, he added, is Iran trying to “incite threats in Syrian territory.”
“A central point is that in the North, we are not prepared from the perspective of defending the home front, we have a lot to do,” he told Army Radio. Continue Reading »
Tension escalates in the northern Golan as IDF tank fires a second ‘warning shot’ at a Syrian military position along its border after spotting construction work that’s in violation to the 1974 UN ceasefire agreement.
By Yoav Zitun
An IDF tank fired another warning shot on a Syrian military position Sunday evening in the northern Golan Heights, a day after another tank opened fire near the Druze village of Hader in Syria as Israel discovered the Syrian army was conducting construction along their border.
IDF tanks in the Golan Heights – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The IDF says Syria violated the 1974 ceasefire agreement on the Golan Heights by using heavy tools to fortify a military post in the demilitarized zone between the countries. Continue Reading »
The IDF used a Patriot Missile to destroy a (Syrian,Hezbollah or Iranian) UAV that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace in the Golan Heights.
– Def. Min. Lieberman warned that ‘Israel will respond with force to any provocation and violation of its sovereignty.’
By Ahiya Raved and Yoav Zitun
The IDF launched a Patriot missile on Saturday, which successfully intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) coming from Syria approaching Israeli airspace near the Golan Heights border. The Patriot was launched from the area surrounding the northern city of Safed, with residents of the area reportedly hearing explosions.
After hearing Explosion, the ‘puff’ seen over Golan Heights, Saturday morning – Photo not accredited
The IDF fired a Patriot missile from the same area two months ago, following the discovery of a UAV nearing Israel’s airspace. Continue Reading »
A senior IDF official commented last week in a statement that there would be no efforts made by Israel to return the terrorists’ bodies to Gaza until there is progress in talks on the return at least 4 Israelis, including the two deceased soldiers held by Hamas.
• Death toll of dead terrorist from IDF’s terror-tunnel demolition now, 12.
The Israeli army revealed on Sunday that it is holding the bodies of five militants killed last week when the Israel destroyed a “terror tunnel” that was burrowed into its territory from Gaza.
Twelve militants, most of whom belonged to the Islamic Jihad group, died when the army blew the tunnel up on October 30, however several more men were unaccounted for. Continue Reading »
After an Israeli resident of the Druze village Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights was treated, IDF is focusing on the developments of Syrian infighting in the Hader region, just across the Israeli border.
By UDI SHAHAM
Israel Defense Force spokesperson Ronen Manelis said in a statement that the IDF will stand by the side of the Druze population as the fighting in Syria intensifies, after a resident of Majdal Shams was injured by gunfire on Friday from was seems to be spillover from the Syrian war.
Syrian Fighting in Golan Heights – Google Maps
“In recent hours we witness the intensifying of the fighting at the area of the Druze village of Hadher in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights,” he said. Continue Reading »
Praising the terrorists killed by the IDF in a controlled detonation of the discovered attack-tunnel as ‘martyrs’, the Palestinians go on to deflect their violation of Israel’s sovereignty by accusing Israel of using “an internationally forbidden weapon.”
By Gary Willig
Palestinian Authority (PA) officials accused Israel of using poison gas when the IDF destroyed a terror tunnel leading from Gaza into Israel Monday, Palestinian Media Watchreported.
At least seven terrorists from the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror organizations, including a senior Islamic Jihad official, were killed when the IDF destroyed the tunnel from the Israeli side, using recently developed technology. Continue Reading »
Following the IDF’s statement denying Monday’s terror-tunnel demolition was an intentional assassination, Minister Bennett repudiates ‘apology’: “We must not apologize for the successful elimination of terrorists….who were digging a tunnel into Israel that was intended to kill Israeli women and children.”
By Moran Azulay
Cabinet member and Education Minister Naftali Bennett expressed disapproval over a statement made by the IDF following the deaths of 7 terrorists in the detonation of the terror tunnel on Monday—which denied any intention to kill senior militants in the operation—suggesting it was made as an apology for the incident. “We must not apologize for the successful elimination of terrorists. Continue Reading »
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IDF ON ALERT: Shortly after he IDF discovered, then immediately neutralized a Gaza attack-tunnel inside Israel, a grave violation of Israeli sovereignty, the Palestinians reported 5 Gazans killed by the detonation, and at least 9 others wounded.
– In anticipation of a possible retaliatory rocket-attack from the Islamic Jihad terror movement, IDF redeploys Iron Dome batteries in the area.
By Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun and Matan Tzuri
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reported Monday afternoon that five people were killed and nine wounded in an IDF explosion of a recently discovered tunnel located near the border fence which had penetrated into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »
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Having ascertained Israel had been fired on 5 times, and maintaining its policy that no attack on its sovereignty go unreciprocated, the IDF Saturday morning delivered precision hits, destroying three Syrian regime artillery positions, one for each projectile that landed inside Israel.
By HAGAY HACOHEN, ANNA AHRONHEIM
Three of the five projectiles landed in open territory in Israel’s northern Golan Heights, causing no damage or injuries.
“Even if this is spillover, this is an exceptional event, and the continuation of such events will only exacerbate Israel’s response,” the army said in a statement, adding that “the IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel and her citizens. Continue Reading »
Having identified the source of the stray fire on Israel, the IDF retaliated holding the Syrian government responsible for attacks from its territory.
The Israeli army conducted a strike on a site in Syria on Thursday hours after a stray projectile from Syria landed in the northern Golan Heights, the military said.
The military said it struck the source of the errant fire and reiterated its policy that considers the Syrian government responsible for whatever occurs within its territory.
IDF artillery fire (file) – Photo IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Projectiles have sporadically landed in northern Israel throughout Syria’s years-long civil war. Continue Reading »
Although the “projectile” fired from Gaza at Israel exploded prematurely inside Gaza, and official statement regarding the IDF’s retaliation read, “The shooting attempt constitutes a threat to the security of Israeli citizens and harms the sovereignty of the State of Israel.”
The Israeli army destroyed a Hamas observation post in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in response to a rocket that was fired at Israel but exploded before making it across the border.
A “projectile” was fired from the Gaza Strip toward an open area in the Eshkol region of southern Israel on Sunday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said. Continue Reading »
Because the Gaza rocket was tracked to explode in an open field in southern Israel, neither Iron Dome or the “Red Alert” warning siren were activated.
By Elad Benari
Gaza terrorists fired a rocket towards southern Israel overnight Sunday. The rocket exploded in an open area near the security fence in the Eshkol Regional Council.
IDF tanks – Photo Courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Office
There were no injuries and or damages. The “Red Alert” incoming rocket siren was not sounds because the rocket exploded in an open area.
Following the rocket attack, IDF forces using a tank attacked a position belonging to Hamas in southern Gaza. Continue Reading »
IDF attacked a cannon belonging to the Syrian army after two errant projectiles fall and explode on the border.
– IDF Spokesman: “We will not tolerate any breach of Israel’s sovereignty.”
By Yoav Zitun, Ahiya Raved
Two projectiles fell in the northern Israeli Golan Heights on Saturday evening, the 17th and 18th such instance this week of spillover from the civil war in Syria. No one was hurt.
In response to the spillover fire, the IDF attacked a cannon belonging to the Syrian army. The Lebanese Al Mayadeen TV network, which is affiliated with the Assad regime and Hezbollah, reported the Israeli retaliation targeted a position of the Syrian army near the Naba’a al-Fawar base. Continue Reading »
IDF reported no injuries from the Syrian projectile which exploded in the Golan Heights, but Friday’s unprovoked incident was the 4th such incident this week.
– UPDATE: Watch IDF video report.
By Elad Benari
Israeli aircraft on Friday struck a Syrian army post hours after stray fire from Syria’s civil war hit the Golan Heights.
“In response to the projectile launched earlier today at Israel from Syria, an Israel Air Force aircraft targeted the Syrian army position that fired the mortar,” the English-language Israeli statement said, according to AFP.
IAF airstrike in Syria – Arab media
“The errant projectile was a result of internal fighting in Syria,” it added. Continue Reading »