Tag Archive for Iron Dome

Netanyahu to Hamas: End rocket attack or we begin going after terror leaders

Israeli PM Netanyahu clearly promises the Palestinian terror leaders in Gaza, in response to the continued rocket attacks and escalation on the Gaza border. “If the quiet doesn’t return, you’re next in line.”

By Mordechai Sones

 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu today inspected an Iron Dome Battery in the Ashdod area.

“Yesterday we attacked in several arenas; we attacked in Syria, we attacked in Gaza, and we are now hitting with planes, tanks, and helicopters. We’ll continue to strike until the quiet returns. I have a message to the leaders of the terror organizations: If the quiet doesn’t return, you’re next in line,” the Prime Minister said. Continue Reading »

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 »

Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts 4 Syrian missiles fired at Golan Heights

—SPECIAL SECURITY REPORT—

Four rockets fired from Syrian territory toward Israel’s side of the Golan Heights were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system.
– IDF: No injuries reported, no rockets exploded in Israeli territory.

By Elad Benari

 

A siren was sounded on Tuesday morning, just before 5:00 a.m., in the Golan Heights area. Residents reported hearing explosions.

Iron Dome – Photo Courtesy IDF Spokesperson’s Office

The IDF confirmed that four launches were identified from Syria towards Israeli territory which were intercepted by the Israeli air defense systems.

No hits on Israeli communities were identified. There were no reports of injuries.

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U.S. Congress wants to protect American forces with Israel’s Iron Dome

The House of Representatives introduced a bipartisan bill to have the U.S. Army purchase two of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense batteries from its developer, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems “for immediate needs of the U.S. Army.”

By Marcy Oster – JTA

 

The Congress wants to use Israeli technology to protect American forces overseas.

The House of Representatives introduced a bill on Monday that would have the Army purchase two Iron Dome missile defense batteries from Israel. The measure has bipartisan support.

Four months ago, Israel’s Defense Ministry announced that the U.S. military would purchase the system from its developer, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Continue Reading »

Iron Dome shoots down two rockets, IDF tank responds firing on Gaza

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reports Iron Dome shoots down two rockets launched from Gaza after three months of ‘relative calm’.

By Tal Polon

 

A rocket was fired Wednesday evening at the Gaza envelope communities and was intercepted by the Iron Dome system, without causing damage.

This was the first time that a rocket had been fired at the area after three months of relative calm.

Successful interception by Iron Dome’. – Photo by IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit updated that sirens sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council after a projectile was launched from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory. Continue Reading »

Flower power: IDF moving defense unit to protect Iris, mariae Barbey

Just as the rare flower starts blooming, residents from Gaza border communities turn to IDF generals to save the Iris Mariae, endemic to the Negev, from IDF soldiers’ boots and batteries of the defense units stationed in open desert areas.

By Matan Tzuri

 

Residents of Israeli communities close to the Gaza border have united to save a rare flower that was in danger of being crushed by the anti-missile Iron Dome system and the IDF troops that operate it. The Iron Dome plays a central role in protecting the local residents from frequent rocket strikes from the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave. Continue Reading »

REPORT: The US convinces Israel to sell Iron Dome to Saudi Arabia

Saudi-based media reports Saudi Arabia turned to the U.S. to facilitate sale after previously being rejected by Israel because the two countries have no diplomatic relations and the defense system may be activated against it.

By Mordechai Sones

 

The Saudi-based Al-Khaleej Online reported today that Saudi Arabia had acquired an Iron Dome system from Israel to defend itself from missile attacks by the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

According to the report, the deal was mediated by the United States, in which the Saudis undertook that the system would not endanger Israel or its allies.

Israeli security sources say this is a significant development in the relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading »

IDF confirmed striking Hamas targets in Gaza after 2 rockets hit Sderot

According to an IDF report, the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted 2 of 8 rockets fired, with 2 successfully falling in Israel’s southern city of Sderot.
– One Israeli injured, with substantial damage to property.

By i24NEWS

 

IDF confirmed striking targets in Gaza on Wednesday in response to two rockets from Gaza which fell in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, lightly injuring two people according to medics at the scene.

According to IDF, the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two of eight rockets fired. Continue Reading »

13 rockets fired at Israel after IDF aircraft hit Hamas commander’s car

IAF jets destroy vehicle belonging to a Hamas commander of a cell launching explosive and incendiary balloons at Israel from central Gaza.
– 13 rockets launched from Gaza at Israeli communities shortly afterwards, 3 intercepted by the Iron Dome system, remainder deemed non-threatening.
– Hamas initiates new response to IDF retaliatory strikes: ‘A bombing will be met with a bombing.’

By Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri

 

The IDF bombed a vehicle belonging to one of the commanders of Hamas’ military wing in the Neuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on Tuesday night. Shortly afterwards, 13 rockets were fired at Gaza border communities. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Refael signs Iron Dome collaboration agreement with Romania

A multi-million dollar deal has been concluded between the Israeli defense systems manufacturer Refael, producer of the Iron Dome,  and Romania’s defense contractor Romaero, in Refael’s first collaboration with an EU state.

By Yoav Stoler

 

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems signed Wednesday an agreement for local production of domestic air defense systems and ground systems with the Romanian company Romaero.

As part of the deal, Romaero will acquire the know-how and license for the production of air defense systems, including the Iron Dome, the naval iron dome, “Samson” model remote controlled weapons positions and precision “Spike” tactical missiles (also known as Gil). Continue Reading »

RUSSIA: Israel retaliated with 28 planes, shooting 60 missiles at Iranian targets

– Russian Defense Ministry: Israeli jets struck Iranian targets with at least 28 planes that fired some 60 missiles.
– Israel: Israel Air Force attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria.

By Reuters, Alexandra Lukash, Elior Levy

 

Russia’s defense ministry said on Thursday that Syria had shot down more than half of the missiles fired at it overnight by Israel, RIA news agency reported.According to the report, the Israeli strike was carried out by 28 planes which fired at least 60 missiles, including 10 surface-to-surface missiles.

Iranian forces in Syria launched a rocket attack on Israeli army bases in the Golan Heights early on Thursday, Israel said, prompting one of the heaviest Israeli barrages against Syria since the conflict there began in 2011. Continue Reading »

Alleged pre-emptive strike by Israel on Syrian base kills 8 Iranians

After a multitude of Iranian threats directed at Israel, Israel’s Transportation and Intelligence Minister said, “Only strikes now, today, could prevent violence and wars tomorrow.”

By i24NEWS – AFP

 

The death toll of a suspected Israeli strike on the outskirts of Damascus has risen to 15 non-Syrian pro-regime fighters, including eight Iranians, a Britain-based war monitor said Wednesday.

The strike hit a weapons depot of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards in the area of Kisweh south of the capital late Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

Before & After airstrike in Syria

Reports cited by Israeli media outlets said that the targets of the strikes were Iranian missiles trained on Israel.

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IDF goes on high alert over “irregular activity” by Iranian forces in Syria

IDF command orders all northern Golan Heights communities to unlock bomb shelters, deploys Iron Dome batteries to protect Golan Heights residents and activates reservist forces to compliment northern units.
– US Embassy urges American officials to avoid traveling to northern Golan Heights.

Reuters, Ynet reporters

 

The IDF went on high alert for a possible flare-up with neighboring Syria on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

The IDF said that, after identifying “irregular activity” by Iranian forces in Syria, it instructed civic authorities on the Golan Heights to ready bomb shelters, deployed new defenses and mobilized some reservist forces. Continue Reading »

Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ mistakes automatic machine-gun fire for rocket salvo

Code Red sirens blare in Hof Ashkelon, Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Councils and Sderot as Iron Dome mistakes bullets from Gaza for a Hamas rocket salvo.
 – IDF: ‘No barrage of rockets was fired at the State of Israel.’

By Ynet

 

Multiple Code Red false alarms were blasted in the Hof Ashkelon and Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Councils and in the southern city of Sderot Sunday evening as the Iron Dome missile-defense mistook bullets from the Gaza Strip for a fusillade of rockets.

The regional councils originally reported that the Iron Dome anti-missile system was said to have intercepted every rocket rocket. Continue Reading »

Rocket from Gaza salvo falls short, direct hit on UN school for Palestinians

IDF’s Iron Dome intercepts two Gaza rockets in the third straight day of attacks emanating from the terrorist enclave, with a third landing in an open field in southern Israel while yet another rocket falls short, hitting a UNRWA school in Gaza.

By Matan Tzuri

 

Three consecutive Code Red Alerts were sounded Wednesday evening in the southern city of Sderot and the Negev Regional Council near the Gaza Strip, before the Iron Dome missile defense shot down two rockets, and another exploded in open space in Eshkol. It is the third day straight that quiet has been interrupted in Israeli towns and cities bordering the Palestinian enclave. Continue Reading »