Tag Archive for IDF

Facebook removes Palestinian propaganda photo falsely accusing IDF soldier

Shared over 25,000 times on facebook and reaching hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, a #FakeNews story of an “IDF soldier” killing a “Palestinian” boy, was finally removed.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Facebook removed on Friday a viral photo that falsely accused an “IDF soldier” of killing a “Palestinian” boy.

The photo, which was shared more than 25,000 times on Facebook before it was removed, depicted a Chilean police officer crushing a bloodied boy alongside the caption: “An Israeli soldier kills a Palestinian child.”

According to the profile of Nabil Ben H, the Facebook user who uploaded the photo, he is an employee of the Tunisian Education Ministry. Continue Reading »

Decade later: ‘We engaged with Turkish terrorists paid to kill Israelis’

IDF commando who boarded the Mavi Marmara speaks of the clash with Turkish Islamic extremists aboard the lead flotilla vessel ten years later.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

A decade after the taking over of the Mavi Marmara, one of the soldiers involved in the battle on the flotilla ship spoke to Yisrael Hayom about the fierce battle which occurred on the vessel.

Major (res.) N. was the sixth soldier to board the Mavi Marmara. According to him, even a decade later the issue is still sensitive for some of his friends: “This was not the first flotilla we needed to stop, nor the last one. Continue Reading »

Palestinian petitions Israeli court to block funds to corrupt PA officials

In an urgent petition filed with the High Court of Justice, a Palestinian who lives in Haifa demands that the funds normally transferred to Mahmoud Abbas’ PA via Israel’s Finance Ministry, be directly deposited into the accounts of Palestinian workers and needy families.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

Mohammad Aref Massad, a former Palestinian security prisoner, has demanded that Israel stop transferring tax-revenue funds to the Palestinian Authority on the pretext that the money is being used to fund terrorism and corruption.

Massad, who currently lives in Haifa, made his demand in an urgent petition he filed last week with the High Court of Justice against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and the Knesset Finance Committee. Continue Reading »

Israel returns 5 Sudanese infiltrators nabbed sneaking in from Lebanon

After the IDF caught five Sudanese men trying to sneak into the country across the Lebanese border last overnight, they were questioned and returned subsequent to ascertaining the 5 were nefarious migrants, not potential terrorists.

By AFP

 

Israeli forces caught five Sudanese men who tried to illegally enter the country across the Lebanese border overnight and sent them back, the army said in a statement.

A military spokeswoman told AFP it was believed the men had intended to seek work in Israel, which was home to more than 6,000 Sudanese asylum seekers as of January.

IDF Lookout tower for watching Israel’s border with Lebanon.

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UK Muslims angry after Prince Harry invited IDF soldiers to Invictus Games

Report: Prince Harry has agreed to include Israeli participation in the 2022 Invictus Games, organized by the Duke of Sussex for wounded soldiers, which drew the ire of British Muslims according to The Daily Mail.

By Yulia Karra

 

Prince Harry has drawn ire of UK’s Muslims after it emerged that he invited Israeli soldiers and veterans wounded in battle to participate in a sporting event organized by the British royal, the Daily Mail newspaper reported Sunday.

The Duke of Sussex is the founder of the international multi-sport event, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in nine sports. Continue Reading »

IDF retaliates, shells multiple Hamas posts in Gaza

In retaliation for rocket fire on southern Israel from Palestinian terror enclave, the IDF attacked Hamas military posts and infrastructure.

By Elad Benari, Canada

 

IDF aircraft and tanks on Friday evening struck military posts and infrastructure used for underground activity by the Hamas terrorist organization in northern Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

The statement added the attacks were carried out in retaliation for the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory earlier in the evening.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Friday evening, color Red sirens were sounded in Sderot, the Gaza envelope and the Shaar Hanegev region. Continue Reading »

Palestinian killed by IDF when throwing stones at moving cars

The Palestinian media did not report that the young Palestinian man, who was shot and killed by IDF soldiers near the Jewish town of Modi’in Illit in Judea, was throwing stones at fast-moving cars with an accomplice.

By TZVI JOFFRE

 

A Palestinian was shot and killed after throwing stones near the Hashmonaim Checkpoint located near the settlement of Modi’in Illit on Sunday night.

Map of Israel showing location of Modi’in Illit in southern Samaria, Israel.

An IDF spokesperson announced that Israeli forces had thwarted an attempted terrorist attack near the N’ilin Junction on Sunday night. The soldiers identified a number of suspects throwing stones towards Israeli vehicles and fired at them, hitting and killing one of the suspects and injuring another who escaped from the scene. Continue Reading »

Israel: Hamas ‘unilaterally agrees’ to halt explosive-balloons, rocket attacks

“Tonight and the coming weekend will serve as a test of stability,” an Israeli Defense official said, adding that if the quiet is preserved, Israel will extend the Gaza fishing zone to 15 nautical miles for their fishing boats and restore 500 work permits for Gaza’s businessmen to enter Israel.

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

Will peace and quiet return to Israel’s south? A defense official on Thursday night said Hamas intends to cease launching incendiary devices from Gaza at the country’s southern communities.

“Hamas has delivered messages to Israel, whereby it has decided to unilaterally stop launching [incendiary and explosives-laden] balloons and rockets at Israel,” the official said. Continue Reading »

Israel begins “Eitan” production, first 8-wheeled APC for IDF

With 2 years of testing behind them, the Armored Vehicles Directorate at the Israel Ministry of Defense decided on the production of the ‘Eitan’ APC, equipped with an unmanned 30mm cannon turret & the developed in Israel, ‘Trophy’ advanced defense system, operational for the IDF by the end of 2021.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

The Israel Defense Forces administration began regular production of the “Eitan” – the IDF’s first wheeled armored personnel carrier, resembling the Soviet-era BRDM2 (Combat Reconnaissance/Patrol Vehicle) but an 8-wheeled armored combat vehicle version based on the technology of the Merkava and the Namer AFVs.

It is capable of carrying 12-13 combat soldiers, and was developed and built following the lessons of Operation Protective Edge and is expected to replace the IDF’s veteran M113 APC. Continue Reading »

3 Palestinian infiltrators shot dead throwing IEDs at IDF soldiers near Gaza

WATCH: Three armed Palestinian terrorists throw Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs) at pursuing IDF soldiers, forcing them to neutralize the Gaza infiltrators.

By The JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Three Palestinians have been shot in an attempted infiltration from the Gaza border, the IDF reported.

IDF soldiers identified three suspects who crossed the perimeter fence on Tuesday in the southern Gaza Strip and entered a wooded area near the border.


TRANSLATION: Gazan terrorists throw explosive devices at IDF soldiers following earlier infiltration attempt.
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IDF resumes underground defense system on northern border with Lebanon

To counter Iranian funded Hezbollah attack tunnels into Israel, the IDF notified the UN that a state-of-the-art border barrier, designed to also detect underground digging from Lebanon, will be constructed on Israel’s side of the border.

By Adi Hashmonai, News Agencies, Israel Hayom Staff

 

The military on Sunday said it began construction of an underground defense system Sunday along its northern frontier with Lebanon to protect against cross-border tunnels.

The infrastructure project will identify underground acoustic and seismic activity indicating tunnel digging, accompanied by other defensive measures, said IDF Spokesman in English Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus. Continue Reading »

US Army to buy Israeli-made Spike missiles over USA made Hellfire

Forced to develop locally made missiles fired from Apache helicopters after Obama halted sales to Israel in 2014, Israel’s ‘Spike’ has over double the distance of American made ‘Hellfire’ and incorporates advanced technologies with smart target tracking designed with artificial intelligence features.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The US Army has chosen the Israeli-made long-range Spike precision missile to use on attack helicopters as an interim solution for greater standoff capabilities.

According to Defense News, an Army Requirements Oversight Council authorized the decision “ahead of a bigger decision” regarding acquiring long-range precision munitions for its air fleets.

While Apache helicopters can currently take out targets like enemy tanks, light bunkers and personnel from 12 km. Continue Reading »

Newly formed IDF special ops unit trained to penetrate enemy territory

The function of the IDF’s new, highly trained multidimensional unit, comprised with tanks, UAVs & classified combat technologies, will be to operate with new advanced abilities, to track down, attack and destroy the enemy.

By Yoav Zitun

 

The IDF on Wednesday began work on its new special ops unit designed to go deep into enemy territory. The unit will be equipped with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and be joined by teams from various other commando units.

The first commando teams, alongside Air Force pilots, were mobilized to the new unit, which is still in its preliminary stages and is supposed to become operational within a year. Continue Reading »

IDF chief speaks on objectives for Israel’s next major war

Analysis: IDF Chief of Staff’s speech contained specific warnings, not only to Israelis, but also threats aimed at Hamas, Hezbollah, Lebanon and even Iran, in an attempt to convey that in the next conflict that Israel is forced into will include intense, devastating fire.

By Gal Perl Finkel

 

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said on Wednesday that the Israeli army is preparing vigorously for a military campaign.

His lecture at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya seemed to be aimed at both the ears of Israeli citizens and the ears of Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas.

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IDF destroys Hamas weapons production site with Qatari Envoy nextdoor

Following rocket fire from Gaza last night, the IDF retaliated, destroying a Hamas weapons production site in the northern Gaza Strip, even though the Qatari Envoy to Gaza was in the hotel next door.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Several Palestinians were lightly injured after IDF fighter jets attacked a Hamas weapons production site in the northern Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian media.

According to the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper, the Qatari Envoy to Gaza Muhammad al-Emadi was in a hotel right next to the site of the attack. Al-Emadi arrived to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

In addition, the Gaza fishing range has been reduced to 10 nautical miles Thursday morning, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Major General Kamil Abu Rukun, announced. Continue Reading »