Israeli strikes in Gaza focused mostly on Hamas’ weapons factories, missile launching capabilities, Hamas’ naval operational headquarters and their underground tunnels.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
A total of 105 rockets were fired into Israel between Tuesday and Wednesday, most by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad with some minor participation from Hamas, the IDF confirmed on Wednesday morning.
In response, Israel countered with approximately 16 airstrikes, mostly on Hamas positions, to hold the group responsible for what occurs in Gaza.
IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Daniel Hagari said that despite an apparent ceasefire starting around 5:30 a.m. “all options are on the table” should any Palestinian group fire additional rockets at Israel. Continue Reading »
Just like the Hezbollah report, a NBC News Report also allowed readers to assume Israel was to blame while deliberately preventing its readers from learning that it was one of the PIJ rocket misfires that killed the kids in Jabalya.
By Gilead Ini
(JNS) On August 6, a rocket fell in Jabalya in the Gaza Strip, killing seven Palestinian Arabs, including four children.
Those with a tidy view of warfare likely viewed Israel as responsible. After all, the rocket fell during a round of fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Palestinian Islamic Jihad, during which Israeli struck at PIJ targets in Gaza and the Palestinian Arab terror group fired rockets toward towns in Israel. Continue Reading »
Islamic Jihad subsequently announced the four terrorists in Gaza were killed accidentally while preparing rockets to fire at Israel after initial reports blamed their deaths on Israeli Air Force strikes.
By Ben Ariel
Four terrorists from the Islamic Jihad organization were killed in a so-called “work accident” in the Gaza Strip late on Monday.
After explosions were reported in an Islamic Jihad compound in the northern Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya, Palestinian Arab media initially attributed the explosions to Israeli Air Force strikes.
An Islamic Jihad militant attends an anti-Israel rally in Rafah. – Photo: REUTERS
However, Israeli security officials quoted by Israeli media denied any Israeli connection to the incident, adding that it appeared to have been a “work accident.” Continue Reading »
Mere minutes after the Iranian backed terror group leader for Gaza was eliminated, the plush home of the Islamic Jihad leader in Syria, Akram al-Ajouri was also hit early Tuesday morning, leaving 2 dead, 10 injured, allegedly by an Israeli airstrike.
By i24NEWS, AFP
In what seems as two coordinated attacks targeting top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commanders, after the assassination of Baha Abu Al-Ata in Gaza, reports emerged from Syria claiming that the home of senior figure Akram al-Ajouri was attacked on Tuesday morning.
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Damascus – The plush home of Islamic Jihad leader in Syria, Akram al-Ajouri was destroyed early Tuesday morning, leaving 2 dead and 10 injured, allegedly by an Israeli airstrike.
After the first targeted killing by the IDF since the 2014 Gaza conflict, Netanyahu explains how Bahaa Abu-el Atta was poised to launch rockets at Israel with Iran’s support.
– Schools cancelled across southern & central Israel as rockets were fired from Gaza.
By Ynet, Agencies
The IDF killed Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu al-Atta in a Gaza airstrike overnight Monday, in a resumption of targeted killing for the first time since 2014. The strike was followed hours later by rocket fire across southern and central Israel.
The Iranian-backed Palestinian group confirmed Tuesday that Abu al-Atta, its north Gaza Strip commander, was killed and vowed to avenge his death. Continue Reading »
LEAKED: In exchange for their silence on the circumstances of the baby’s death, Islamic Jihad officials met with the victims’ family to secure them compensation and deem the baby a “martyr,” admitting, “There is no doubt that the baby’s death has nothing to do with the enemy’s [Israel’s] planes.”
By ROSSELLA TERCATIN
The Islamic Jihad, one of the terror organizations responsible for the recent wave of attacks against Israel, admitted that the baby that was killed in Gaza during the latest escalation died as a result of a misfired rocket, TPS reported on Monday.
“A leak from the heroes of the [Islamic Jihad’s] Sarayat al-Quds (Jerusalem Brigades) on the circumstances of the death of the baby Saba Abu ‘Arar indicates that a rocket of the resistance exploded inside the family’s home due to a technical failure, and prematurely exploded,” a news item by Hamas’ al-Risala News said. Continue Reading »
After IDF hit several Hamas military targets in Gaza following the launching of airborne firebombs and a long-range rocket, Gaza’s militant terror groups strike back, firing two additional rockets at Israel early Thursday morning…on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
By Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy, MatanTzuri
The IDF struck several Hamas military targets in the northern Gaza Strip overnight, in response to the launching of incendiary airborne devices into Israel earlier Wednesday.
One firebomb launched on Wednesday caused a fire in a field in the Eshkol Regional Council.
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Cluster of balloons attached to an incendiary device, launched from gaza, landed in the southern Israel.
A Palestinian Islamic jihadist who was imprisoned in Israel for a bombing on a civilian bus has been sentenced by the US District Court in Los Angeles to jail, and then to be deported to Jordan, for feloniously acquiring U.S. citizenship.
By Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
A Southern California man who was imprisoned in Israel for trying to bomb a bus has been sentenced in the U.S. for lying to immigration authorities when he became a citizen.
Fifty-one-year-old Vallmoe Shqaire of Downey was sentenced to nine months in federal prison Friday for unlawfully procuring U.S. citizenship in 2008. Continue Reading »
Palestinian terrorist group, Islamic Jihad published pictures of a new Gaza-made heavy warhead missile that likely struck the Ashkelon building killing a Palestinian father of 6, the only fatality from the over 500 fired.
BY ANNA AHRONHEIM
Islamic Jihad released pictures on Thursday of the new rocket with a heavy warhead, which they announced had been fired toward Ashkelon during the escalation of violence earlier this week.
The IDF has been concerned about heavy mortars which could carry 150-200 kilogram warheads, and which would inflict heavy damage on the Israeli home front. On Thursday, the group released images showing at least 12 small, locally produced improvised rockets made from a large metal canister. Continue Reading »
US national security advisor unveiled updated counterterrorism strategy targeting not just the Sunni ideologies espoused by ISIS, but also Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, along with Iran, the “world’s central banker of international terrorism,” who sponsors global terrorist groups such as Hezbollah & Hamas.
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser on Thursday unveiled the administration’s long-awaited counterterrorism strategy, delivering it with harsh words for Iran.
Calling Iran the “world’s central banker of international terrorism,” John Bolton said the strategy will rely on traditional military action to fight terrorists, but also seek increased emphasis on non-military means to battle not only Islamic State militants but those backed by Iran and other groups. Continue Reading »
Palestinian terror group Islamic Jihad vows revenge for the 3 killed from IDF tank fire, a few hours after IAF planes carried out a reprisal for 4 Gazans that infiltrated into Israel earlier on Sunday.
Islamic Jihad vowed revenge on Sunday after Israeli tank fire killed three of is members after an IDF tank fired at the groups observation post in the Gaza Strip, in response to the detonation of an explosive device on the border fence earlier.
“IDF troops detonated an explosive device that was placed adjacent to the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday, with the intention of harming IDF soldiers who were present in the area,” an army statement said. Continue Reading »
Another Islamic Jihad terrorists has reportedly died in an “accidental explosion” in Gaza, according to the Hamas-linked Palestinian Information Center.
– IDF Gen. Mordechai, said the terrorist died while “manufacturing weapons and ammunitions for Islamic Jihad in a house in the Sheikh Zayed neighborhood in Beit Lahiya.”
By ADAM RASGON
A member of Saraya al-Quds, Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, died in an “accidental explosion” in the northern Gaza Strip, said Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run Health Ministry in the coastal enclave, on Saturday night, according to the Hamas-linked Palestinian Information Center.
Qidra identified the deceased member of Saraya al-Quds as 27-year-old Ibrahim Frahat. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Chief of Military Intelligence reveled Iran is now funding Hezbollah to the tune of $75 million a year, paying $50m to Hamas and giving approximately $70m to Islamic Jihad, all enemies seeking Israel’s destruction.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Iran’s massive funding of terrorist groups that endanger Israel was exposed in shocking detail by IDF Military Intelligence chief Maj.- Gen. Hertzi Halevi on Wednesday.
Herzi Halevi – Chief of the Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate – YouTube/HerzliyaConference
Speaking at the IDC Herzliya Conference, Halevi revealed that Iran is funding Hezbollah to the tune of $75 million a year, while paying $50m. Continue Reading »
According to Palestinian reports, at least 10 Islamic Jihad terrorists are reportedly injured in Gaza’s latest terror tunnel collapse.
By Elad Benari
At least 10 Islamic Jihad terrorists were injured when a terror tunnel leading into Israeli territory collapsed in Gaza late on Tuesday, Palestinian and Israeli media reported.
According to the reports, a few others were missing following the collapse of the tunnel in the Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City.
The incident is just the latest of many similar collapses of Gaza tunnels in recent months. On Saturday, a 22-year-old Hamas terrorist was killed when a tunnel collapsed in Gaza. Continue Reading »