Tag Archive for Operation Protective Edge

UNRWA school in Gaza connected to Hamas terror-tunnel to fight Israel

 

‘The Hamas terrorist tunnel discovered beneath the UNRWA school in Gaza verifies what Israel has always known, Hamas exploits the UN schools as terror bases for attacks on Israel, while the terrorists use the children of Gaza as human shields.’

By Elad Benari, Canada

 

A Hamas terrorist tunnel was discovered under a school in Gaza run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA), Israeli media reported on Friday.

The tunnel was discovered a week and a half ago, according to the reports.

Ann Dismorr, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, with a map that shows all of Israel as “Palestine”.- Photo: Palestinian Media Watch.

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Los Angeles Judge: IDF’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ against Hamas was ‘War’

 

Legal battle over insurance for USA TV’s Network’s FBI thriller set in Jerusalem was dismissed before trial, as California Judge rules the 2014 Israel–Gaza armed conflict was a “war,” although categorized in Israel as a defensive military operation.

By AMY SPIRO

 

The fighting between Israel and Gaza in the summer of 2014 was officially a war – at least, according to a Los Angeles judge.

The ruling came in relation to USA Network’s TV show Dig – an FBI thriller set in Jerusalem – which has been the center of an ongoing legal battle for at least a year. Continue Reading »

ICC Prosecutor: Israel is “exchanging information” in Gaza war crimes inquiry

 

An Israeli gov’t source confirmed there was contact with the ICC on procedural issues for an investigation over possible war crimes during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014.

By Reuters

 

GENEVA – Israel is holding discussions with the International Criminal Court over its investigation into possible war crimes in the 2014 Gaza conflict, the ICC’s prosecutor said.

Israeli airstrike during Operation Protective Edge – Photo: Reuters

The disclosure would indicate a step-up in Israeli engagement with the Hague-based tribunal and a shift from a policy of non-cooperation with ICC probes of alleged war crimes in Palestinian territories. Continue Reading »

BDS, pro-Palestinian groups lie when calling IDF soldiers “war criminals”, according to int’l military experts

 

BDS, Breaking the Silence organization, and pro-Hamas advocates lie through their teeth when articulating the IDF’s conduct during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, whereas the 14 international senior military officers wouldn’t.

By Barry Shaw

 

The BDS and Breaking the Silence LIE when they call our brave soldiers “war criminals” and accuse the IDF of “war crimes.” So let me introduce non-Israel, non-Jewish neutral experts to give their opinion.

14 international former chiefs of staff and senior military officers reviewed the 2014 Gaza conflict from both the IDF and Hamas operations.

They visited Israel both during and after the conflict. They interviewed soldiers from the regular foot-soldiers to unit commanders all the way up to the highest ranks of the IDF. Continue Reading »

UK apologizes after detaining IDF reserve officer for war crimes

 

view videoIDF soldiers & officers who participated in Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, are now liable to be detained upon entry into European countries after members of pro-Palestinian organizations filed complaints against them.

By Yoav Zitun, Itamar Eichner

 

An IDF officer in reserves who fought in Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014 was detained upon landing in the UK a few weeks ago due to a complaint made against him that he was involved in war crimes, Ynet has learned.

Any soldier who fought in the 50-day war, whose details or photos were posted online, may find himself on the blacklist of pro-Palestinian organizations who filed and are still filing complaints at European police stations. Continue Reading »

14 months after Gaza war, first family moves into rebuilt home

 

Over a year after Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against Hamas missile attacks, the al-Zaza family has moved into their rebuilt home.
* Because of widespread corruption by Hamas & within the UN, most international funding to reconstruct Gaza has not been forthcoming.

The Associated Press 

 

The al-Zazas have much to celebrate these days, after returning a few weeks ago to their neighborhood in the Gaza Strip — the first Palestinian family to move back into a completely rebuilt home since last year’s Operation Protective Edge.

Um Alabed al-Zaza mops her new kitchen in the family’s house – Photo: Associated Press

It was a much-anticipated homecoming. Continue Reading »

Israel Security Service Snatches Top Gaza Terrorist

 

 

Shin Bet & Israel Police arrest a 27 yr-old, affiliated with global jihad, who according to security investigators, confessed to planting bombs that were targeting IDF soldiers during Operation Protective Edge.

By Yoav Zitun

 

The Shin Bet and police arrested a man from Gaza who was allegedly responsible for terror attacks against IDF troops during Operation Protective Edge and other targets, it was revealed on Sunday.

The suspect, Ihab Abu Nahal, 27, was apprehended at the end of July as he requested permission to travel to Qatar for a job as a teacher as part of an initiative to employ Gazan teachers. Continue Reading »

Story of rescued cats from Gaza, Tzuk & Eitan, becomes new children’s book

 

The IDF soldier that rescued Tzuk & Eitan from the battle-field in Gaza during last year’s Operation Protective Edge, is the protagonist of a new optimistic and colorful children’s book.

By Matan Tzuri

 

Meet the kittens Tzuk and Eitan, who were born in Gaza, found a home in Israel after Operation Protective Edge (“Tzuk Eitan” in Hebrew) and are now starring in a new children’s book.

Matan Meshi – Photo: Dana Kopel

The cats, one white and the other ginger, were rescued from the fighting zone by one IDF soldier during Protective Edge. Their story has now been made into a children’s book written by Nurit Sternberg. Continue Reading »

Watch: Just Released Communication Recording & Video From Fateful Gaza Battle

IDF releases video footage from slain comrade’s helmet and the dramatic recording of battle in which Hamas seized Lt. Hadar Goldin later on.

By Ari Soffer

 

To mark one year since the start of Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s 50-day counterterrorism operation in Gaza last summer, the IDF has released previously classified recordings from before and during one of the most infamous battles of the campaign.

IDF soldiers on Gaza border – Photo Courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Among the declassified recordings, which can be accessed below, are the dramatic minutes of IDF radio exchanges during a Hamas ambush in Rafiah in which three IDF soldiers were killed, among them 23-year-old officer Lt. Continue Reading »

UN’s Envoy Investigating Israel in ‘War Crimes’ Probe Denied Entry Into Gaza

view videoFor second time, UNHRC investigator denied entry to Gaza, West Bank as Israel refuses to be part of ‘anti-Israel & one-sided mandate.’

By Ari Yashar

 

An official revealed that Israel has blocked a visit to Gaza, Judea and Samaria by a member of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which is poised to released a report over last summer’s counter-terror Operation Protective Edge; the report is anticipated to be highly biased against Israel.

Makarim Wibisono of Indonesia, UN's special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian-held territories

Makarim Wibisono of Indonesia, UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian-held territories

It was the second time Makarim Wibisono, the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian-held territories, had been barred entry, as Israel refuses to be part of the probe by the UNHRC which has been hostile to the Jewish state. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Prime Minister: UN war-crimes report on Gaza war proven ‘baseless, a waste of time’

An unofficial report independently compiled by a group of retired Western generals confirms Israel’s internal report released today, on IDF’s conduct during ‘Operation Protective Edge’ proving the UN’s ‘baseless blaming’ of Israel.

By Reuters

 

Israel will issue a report on Sunday arguing its 2014 Gaza offensive was lawful, a move aimed at pre-empting the release of findings of a UN war crimes investigation that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed as a waste of time.

Netanyahu during Sunday's government meeting. (Photo: Ohad Zoigenberg)
Netanyahu during Sunday’s government meeting. – Photo: Ohad Zoigenberg

 

Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday that “whoever wants a baseless automatic accusation against Israel can waste their time reading the UN report.”

Instead, he said an Israeli report – and an unofficial report compiled by a group of retired Western generals – shows “the truth.” Both documents say Israel did its utmost to avoid civilian casualties. Continue Reading »

Int’l group of experts tells UN: IDF abided by laws of war during 50-day Gaza conflict

Former high-level military commanders & military leaders release report of fact-minding mission to Israel, concluding that unlike Hamas, IDF was careful to abide by int’l laws of war.

By Yitzhak Benhorin

 

A multi-national group of former senior military and political leaders on Friday released its findings that during Operation Protective Edge, “Israel not only met a reasonable international standard of observance of the laws of armed conflict, but in many cases significantly exceeded that standard.”

Rubble in Gaza after IDF strike during Operation Protective Edge – Photo: Reuters

 

The release of the findings comes not long before the UN Human Rights Council’s release of its own findings on Israel’s actions during last summer’s conflict. Continue Reading »

UN’s Ban slams the IDF but leaves Israel & Hamas off children’s rights blacklist

United Nations chief condemns Israel over IDF’s impact on Gaza’s children of last summer’s Operation Protective Edge but doesn’t mention how Hamas “obstruct humanitarian aid, fire from civilian population centers and use innocents as human shields.”

 

Israel on Monday welcomed a United Nations decision not to place Israel on a black list that included organizations such as ISIS, but criticized it for going easy on Hamas.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – Photo: REUTERS

UN special envoy for children and armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui of Algeria, had placed the IDF and the terrorist organization Hamas on a blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children’s rights during conflicts. Continue Reading »

Amnesty Int’l: Hamas Guilty of Extrajudicial Execution of 23 Palestinians During Gaza War

Amnesty Int’l reports Hamas committed multiple war crimes by the “brutal campaign of abductions, torture & unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of ‘collaborating’ with Israel”

By Elad Benari

 

Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to “settle scores” with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Tuesday, according to the AFP news agency.

Extrajudicial Execution of Palestinian During Gaza War

Public Extrajudicial Execution of Palestinian During Gaza War

A report by the London-based group detailed the “brutal campaign of abductions, torture and unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of ‘collaborating’ with Israel” by Hamas, de facto ruler of Gaza.

The report details the “extrajudicial execution of at least 23 Palestinians and the arrest and torture of dozens of others”.

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ICC urges Israel to be forthcoming with material relating to ‘Operation Protective Edge’ probe

Chief ICC prosecutor warns that unless Israel provides the requested information, she may open ‘full-scale’ investigation into Hamas’ allegations of Israeli war crimes during last conflict with Gaza.

By The Associated Press

 

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court warned Israel Tuesday that if it doesn’t provide reliable information for her preliminary probe into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories she may be forced to decide whether to launch a full-scale investigation based on Palestinian allegations.

The International Criminal Court at The Hague – Photo: Gettyimages

Fatou Bensouda said in an interview with The Associated Press that she hasn’t received any information yet from either side regarding last summer’s Gaza war and urged Israel and the Palestinians to provide information to her.

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