Tag Archive for IDF

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 »

Iranian targets in Syria struck in overnight retaliatory operation

IDF reports ‘dozens’ of Iranian militia targets in Syria were struck in an overnight IDF operation by Israeli warplanes over Damascus, in retaliation for multiple rockets fired by Iranian proxies a day earlier.

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

The Israeli military said that it had successfully struck over a “dozen” targets in Syria overnight Wednesday in retaliation for Iranian proxy fire a day earlier.

Syria state media reported that at least two were killed in the Israeli attack.

The strikes on Israeli territory early Tuesday morning, which was blamed on Iranian military forces, were reportedly intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Continue Reading »

Israel drops a spot in 2019 World Military Ranking

Using over 55 factors to determine a country’s military strength ranking, Global Firepower drops the IDF to 17th place.

By ALEX WINSTON

 

Israel’s military is in 17th place in the latest 2019 Military Strength Ranking index by Global Firepower.

Israel comes behind the standard military powerhouses of the United States, Russia, China, India and European powers Germany, the UK and France, but has moved down one place from 2018 when it came in 16th.

Top 20 Military Strength Rankings for 2019. – Screenshot: Global Firepower

However, out of the top 30 countries, including Egypt, Brazil and Japan, Israel is still punching above its weight and has by far the lowest population with only 8,424,904 people. Continue Reading »

WATCH: IDF Navy Foils Attempt to Smuggle Rocket Making Materials

In this joint IDF, Shin Bet operation, night-vision aerial reconnaissance film shows 2 vessels with 4 Hamas operatives intercepted, foiling their attempt to smuggle materials into Gaza, meant for the manufacture of rockets that would be fired on Israeli cities.

By BENJY SINGER, JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

The IDF thwarted an attempt to smuggle materials, meant for manufacturing rockets, into the Gaza Strip in early May, The army released for publication Friday morning.

Two Palestinian vessels entered the forbidden area in the southern Gaza Strip on May 11, in violation of the security regulations and the armistice directives. The navy seized the vessels and the four suspects on them were transferred to interrogation of security forces. Continue Reading »

In Official Ceremony Russia gives Netanyahu Israeli MIA’s Personal Effects 

During an official ceremony at Russia’s Defense Ministry in Moscow, PM Netanyahu is given the last personal effects belonging to Israel’s soldier, Sgt 1st Class, Zachary Baumel ז”ל who was returned to Israel yesterday, 37 years after becoming MIA in Lebanon.

Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended an official ceremony of the Russian Ministry of Defense on Thursday afternoon, during which the remaining items belonging to the late Zachary Baumel were handed over to the prime minister.

Among the objects delivered were Baumel’s tank suit and military boots. The ceremony was attended by Chief of Staff of the Russian Army Valery Gerasimov. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Two Palestinians neutralized by IDF near Joseph’s Tomb

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Two Palestinian Arabs in their 20s were killed by IDF gunfire in Nablus after throwing explosive devices at IDF soldiers securing worshipers at Joseph’s Tomb, reported IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

By Elad Benari

 

Terrorists threw explosive devices at IDF forces who were securing the entry of worshipers to Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem (Nablus) overnight Tuesday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

Palestinian Terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis at Ariel Junction was killed after heavy firefight with security forces. – Screen Shot: YouTube

The forces responded by opening fire towards the vehicle. In addition, a military engineering vehicle hit the Arab vehicle, killing the two terrorists. Continue Reading »

UNHRC Report: IDF deliberately shot at children, people with disabilities

Considering the United Nations Human Rights Council commission had no access to Gaza or cooperation from Israel, due to the biased mandate to only investigate Israel’s response to the Hamas-led riots along the Gaza border, PM Netanyahu rejected the report, saying the UN had set “new records for hypocrisy and mendacity out of an obsessive hatred of Israel.”

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

In a likely war crime, IDF soldiers deliberately shot at children and people with disabilities when it quelled Hamas-led protests on the Gaza border during the last 11 months, a United Nations Human Rights Council commission of inquiry reported on Thursday morning. Continue Reading »

A look at how US military aid to Israel will boost IDF ground forces

With the bulk of the $38 billion in US military aid to Israel over the next 10 years earmarked for the acquisition of aircraft, IDF ground-forces can look forward to some new, state-of-the-art materiel and bases.

By Yoav Zitun

 

The US is providing Israel with $38 billion in military aid over a decade, in one the final acts of international diplomacy by former US president Barack Obama. And as with most American military aid to Israel, the lion’s share is earmarked for further strengthening the Air Force — supplying the driving force of Israel’s military might with new jets and precision armaments. Continue Reading »

IDF uncovers weapons factory for terrorists in Palestinian controlled Samaria

WATCH: In a joint operation of the IDF, Shin Bet, and Israel Border Police, an illegal weapons production workshop was uncovered in the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Shechem (Nablus).

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Israeli security forces operating in Samaria on Tuesday discovered a weapons factory in the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Shechem (Nablus).

In a joint operation of the IDF, Shin Bet internal security agency, and Israeli police, Israeli security personnel raided the factory, confiscating equipment and materials used to produce weapons, an IDF spokesperson reported Wednesday morning.

“Yesterday, IDF troops along with the Israeli Police and the [Shin Bet] ISA agents uncovered a weapons manufacturing warehouse in the city of Nablus. Continue Reading »

Canada investigates Jewish National Fund charity for IDF linked donations

The Jewish National Fund of Canada is suspected of violating tax-exempt status by funding projects linked to the IDF.
– The JNF of Canada claims it stopped funding such projects years ago, when it became clear it was against tax laws.

By Ynet

 

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Canada made headlines in Canadian media outlets Friday following allegations by local tax authorities claiming the Jewish charity funded IDF projects with donations collected in Canada.

Although Canadian law doesn’t prohibit citizens from donating money to the IDF through Israel’s Ministry of Defense, it does ban tax-exempt charities from assisting foreign armies and prohibits donors from claiming tax deductions for such donations. Continue Reading »

Egypt destroyed, flooded with sea water or sewage, 37 tunnels from Gaza in 2018

The Egyptian army began destroying Hamas’ tunnels from Gaza following the September 2013 coup, that saw the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, who became President after being busted out of an Egyptian prison by hundreds of armed militants who entered Egypt via the Gaza tunnels.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The Egyptian military destroyed 37 cross-border tunnels linking the Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula over the past year, the country’s military has announced.

Egypt has in the past flooded Hamas tunnels along the Gaza Strip with sea-water or sewage, and has destroyed hundreds of homes on the Egyptian side of Rafah to remove the tunnels. Continue Reading »

UNIFIL confirms 4th of 5 Hezbollah tunnels violating UN resolution 1701

Having not acknowledged that all 5 tunnels Hezbollah dug into Israel violates the Jewish State’s sovereignty, UNIFIL did confirm the existence of the 5th Hezbollah tunnel violating UN resolution 1701 on Saturday, but only after the concrete pumped into a tunnel discovered in Israel began to exit homes in Lebanon, pouring into the street.

By i24NEWS

 

UNIFIL, the UN’s peacekeeping force stationed in the demilitarized zone between Israel and Lebanon, on Saturday confirmed the existence of another cross-border tunnel which the Israeli army on Friday filled with cement to block it. 

Since “Operation Northern Shield” was launched in the beginning of the month, Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) has exposed five tunnels dug by Hezbollah crossing from Lebanon into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »

IDF pumps cement into Hezbollah attack-tunnel pouring out of Lebanese homes

IDF drone-cam: The cement used to fill and neutralize Hezbollah’s attack-tunnels on the Israeli side came leaking out of the tunnel from several places in the southern Lebanese village of Kafr Kila.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

Twenty-three days after Israel launched Operation Northern Shield and found the first tunnel dug into northern Israel from southern Lebanon by Hezbollah, the military has completed the destruction of a number of tunnels which infiltrated close to the community of Metula.

According to IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis the military destroyed the tunnels by filling them with material which would prevent the Shiite terror group from every using them again. Continue Reading »

Lockheed Martin delivers 7th C-130J heavy transport plane to Israel Air Force

The C-130J heavy transport plane is able to fly over 4,000 kilometers and equipped with cutting-edge avionics along with an advanced anti-missile defense system that deploys decoys, allowing the plane to maneuver away from the threat.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The Israel Air Force received it’s seventh C-130J transport plane, the military announced.

A ceremony at Nevatim Airbase led by Brig.-Gen.Eyal Greenboim and the commander of the Elephant Squadron Lt.Col. “H” was held Sunday to mark the arrival of the latest C-130J, known in Israel as “Samson” and Super Hercules in the US.

The 7th C-130J transport plane received by Israel Air Force.

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IDF invites CNN’s Ian Lee to visit 4th Hezbollah attack-tunnel found in Israel

WATCH: Hand-picked CNN reporter, who’s trusted for being fair & balanced, interviews an IDF officer (in combat gear and referred to as Lt. Colonel R.), as to how complicated the attack-tunnel finding operation really is.

BY URI BOLLAG

 

For the first time since the beginning of Operation Northern Shield on December 4, Israel allowed a foreign news source to take a look at one of Hezbollah’s cross-border tunnels discovered only meters away from Lebanon.

The CNN footage shows reporter Ian Lee dropping a camera several meters into the ground, passing limestone walls before exposing a sophisticated tunnel, complete with ventilation and lights. Continue Reading »