Tag Archive for Rocket attacks

IDF hits Gaza for 4th time after multiple attacks against Israel, IDF


IDF attacks four separate Hamas targets throughout Gaza in retaliation for rocket fire at the western Negev and rocket fire a short time earlier against IDF soldiers.

By Reut Hadar


The IDF today (Monday) attacked Hamas positions and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip in four separate strikes.

The last air strike was carried out in the evening, with three Hamas installations in the northern and southern Gaza Strip confirmed hits.

The IDF spokesman said that “the attacks were carried out in light of events that have been occurring over the last month. The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip and will not tolerate any attempt to harm the security of Israel and its citizens, and will work to preserve quiet for both sides.” Continue Reading »

Israel Strikes Back: After Multiple Rockets Fired at Israel, Air-Strike Hits Hamas in Gaza

Israeli Air Force successfully strikes a terrorist target belonging to Hamas following Friday’s two separate rocket attacks on Southern Israel.

By Elad Benari, Canada


Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft on Friday evening struck a terrorist infrastructure belonging to Hamas in central Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

Israeli airstrikes in Gaza – Reuters

A direct hit at the target was identified, according to the statement.

The airstrike was in retaliation for Friday afternoon’s rocket attack from Gaza on the Eshkol region in southern Israel, the statement continued, adding that Hamas bears responsibility for any rocket fire from Gaza on Israel. Continue Reading »

Gaza Rocket Hits Southern Israel – No Injury or Damage Reported

—–Special Security Report—–

This is the second rocket attack reported on Friday by Gaza’a terrorists, but only one to have landed just inside Israel’s borders, not activating the alert sirens warning the local residence.

By Tova Dvorin


Terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket into Israel on Friday afternoon, where it struck the Eshkol region.

According to Yediot Aharonot, sirens did not sound in nearby communities; the rocket struck an ope field just north of Kisufim, and just inside Israel’s borders.

IDF forces are combing the area to find the strike site.

A statement from the army confirmed that no casualties had been reported. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Retaliatory Air-Strike on Syrian Targets Leave 12 Dead

IAF responds to Monday’s latest rocket attack on northern Israel by striking targets Quneitra, in Syria’s Golan Heights.

NGO says 12 Syrians were killed.

By Tova Dvorin


The Israeli Air Force (IAF) bombed several terror targets in the city of Quneitra, Syria overnight Tuesday, following a volley of rockets on the Golan Heights, Syrian media reported.

Between four and twelve people were killed in the airstrike; exact numbers have varied among news outlets.

“Israeli planes flying over the occupied Golan Heights launched rockets into southern Syria’s Quneitra province at around 1:15 am (2215 GMT). Rockets hit Base 90 — a Syrian military airbase — and regime bastion Baath City.  Continue Reading »

Rocket Hits Eilat & 2 Rockets from Lebanon Explode in Western Galilee


One woman slightly wounded from shrapnel after rocket hits a car in resort city of Eilat and 2 more rockets fall in northern Israel without injury or damage.

By Elad Benari


Sirens were heard in the resort city of Eilat on Monday night.


Eilat – Kobi Finkler

At least one rocket was fired towards the city and hit a car. Magen David Adom said one woman was lightly wounded from shrapnel.

Two rockets from southern Lebanon hit open regions in the western Galilee. IDF responds with artillery fire.

Two rockets from southern Lebanon exploded in the western Galilee on Monday night, shortly before 11:00 p.m. Continue Reading »

Gaza Terrorists Fire Kassam Rocket at Southern Israel

Kassam rocket fired by terrorists from Gaza lands in an open area in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council without causing injury or damage.

By Elad Benari


Gaza-based terrorists fired a Kassam rocket at southern Israel on Tuesday evening.

The rocket exploded in an open area in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council, causing no physical injuries or damages.

Residents of Sderot and the surrounding area reported that they heard the “Red Alert” siren before the rocket exploded.

Last Wednesday, Gaza-based terrorists fired a rocket at Sderot. The rocket also exploded in an open field, causing no physical injuries or damages. Continue Reading »

Gaza Based Terrorists Fire Rocket at Southern Israel

Rocket fired at Israel’s southern city of Sderot explodes in an open field, not having required Iron Dome activation.

There were no physical injuries or reported damages.

By Elad Benari


Gaza-based terrorists fired a rocket at the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Wednesday night.

The rocket exploded in an open field, causing no physical injuries or damages.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, Gaza terrorists fired a rocket at southern Israel, but that rocket exploded within Gaza.

On Monday, a Gaza rocket was fired into the Ashkelon coast. It, too, exploded in an open area, and no physical injuries or damages were reported. Continue Reading »

Israel Air Force returns night-time response to Hamas for earlier rocket fired from Gaza


IAF aircraft hit several of Hamas’ terror-related sites in Gaza, in retaliation for a rocket attack targeting the city of Netivot a few hours earlier.

By Elad Benari


Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft targeted several terror-related sites in Gaza on Thursday night, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

IAF airstrike in Gaza (archive) – AFP photo

According to the statement, the airstrikes targeted a weapons facility and a terrorist center in northern Gaza, as well as a weapons storage site in southern Gaza.

Direct hits were identified, and all aircraft returned safely to their basis, the IDF said. Continue Reading »

Lebanese Jihadists: Rocket attack indicates resumption of war against the Jews


The Lebanese-based terrorist group that officially claimed responsibility for the rocket attack on northern Israel last week, said more attacks against the ‘Jewish conquerors’ will be forthcoming.

By Roi Kais


The Lebanon-based Azzam Abdullah Brigades, which claimed responsibility for the launching of four rockets toward the Western Galilee region last week issued a statement Tuesday saying the Ziad al-Jarah Battalion fired four 122-millimeter Grad rockets on its behalf toward “the cities of Nahariya and Akko in occupied Palestine.”

Grad rocket shot into the Galilee (archive) - Photo: IsraelandStuff /PP

Exploded Grad rocket shot into the Galilee (archive) – Photo: IsraelandStuff /PP

The Azzam Abdullah Brigades further mentioned that the “green light given by Israel and the Western countries to Hezbollah in the fight against our people in Syria so that Israel could safeguard its security will not provide it with security. Continue Reading »

Israel Air Force Hits Terrorist Targets in Gaza Strip

An IAF aircraft  successfully targeted Hamas’ concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza, in response to rockets fired onto Israel by local terrorists.

By Elad Benari


An IAF aircraft targeted concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza on Tuesday night, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

Directs hits were confirmed.

“The IDF air strikes were conducted in response to the rocket launched at the civilians living in the Sha’ar HaNegev regional council yesterday (Tuesday) evening,” said the statement. “This is an absurd situation that would not be tolerated anywhere else in the world.”

“The IDF is charged with, and will continue to operate in order to safeguard Israel’s civilians, and combat terror and its infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

16 rockets fired from Syria reported to have hit Lebanon

Lebanese daily reports no one hurt in 2nd attack of rockets which come amid Hezbollah’s unwanted interference into Syrian unrest.




More than 16 rockets were fired from Syria into Lebanon early Saturday morning landing in the Bekaa Valley region, The Lebanese Daily Star quoted a security source as saying.

The Bekaa Valley in Lebanon -  Photo: Steve Crisp-Reuters

The Bekaa Valley in Lebanon – Photo: Steve Crisp/Reuters

There were no injuries in the attacks, according to the report, but a rocket did cause a fire to break out near the town of Sireen al-Fawqa.

The Daily Star quoted Lebanese state media as reporting that four Syrians had been arrested in connection with the rocket attacks.

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Hamas tightened Gaza security with its Kassam Brigade to stop rocket fire

‘Asharq Al-Awsat’ reports Hamas deployed Kassam Brigade fighters to border, replacing local police in areas previously used for rocket launching at Israel.



Hamas has replaced policemen at the Gaza Strip border areas with fighters from its Kassam Brigades in an effort to stop rocket fire at southern Israel, the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat reported on Wednesday.

Hamas's Kassam Brigades [file].

Hamas’s Kassam Brigades [file]. – Photo: REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

The paper quotes a Palestinian source as saying that Israel passed messages to Hamas through Egyptian mediators threatening to launch another large-scale operation in the Gaza Strip if the rocket fire doesn’t stop.Hamas’s Kassam Brigades have set up fixed and mobile roadblocks and have begun searching cars in areas near the border.

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Israel Air Force Strikes Terrorist’s Targets in Gaza

IAF aircraft destroy a weapons storage site & a terror facility in southern Gaza.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


IAF aircraft struck a terror facility and a weapons storage site in southern Gaza on Saturday night.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement that direct hits at the targets were identified. All Israeli aircraft returned to their bases safely.

The attack came in response to the recent escalation in rocket attacks from Gaza at southern Israel, said the statement, which stressed that the IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers and the IDF does not intend to allow a return to the reality that existed before Operation Pillar of Defense. Continue Reading »

Muslim Terror Group Takes ‘Credit’ for Eilat Rocket Attack

A Salafi Muslim jihadist group operating out of Egypt has claimed responsibility for Wednesday morning’s dual rocket attack on the Israeli resort city of Eilat.

By Chana Ya’ar


A Salafi Muslim jihadist group has claimed responsibility for Wednesday morning’s rocket attack on the Israeli Red Sea resort city of Eilat.

One of the rockets fired at Eilat

One of the rockets fired at Eilat. – Photo by Eilat Police


“The lions of the Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem managed to target occupied Eilat with two Grad rockets on the morning of April 17, and withdrew safely,” a statement posted on jihadist web sites said. Continue Reading »

Hamas Arrests 2 Salafists for Rocket Attacks on Israel

Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist movement has arrested 2 hardline Islamists for their participation on rocket attacks at Israel.

By Elad Benari



The Hamas terrorist movement, which rules Gaza, has arrested two hardline Islamists in connection with rocket attacks on Israel, sources close to a Salafist group told AFP on Thursday.

Gaza Salafists wave Al-Qaeda flag during protest – Photo: AFP

The Hamas interior ministry, however, denied that any arrests had been made for “resistance against the occupation.”

Hamas’s “internal security apparatus in the last two days arrested two mujahedeen. One was released after several hours. The other is still detained,” a Salafist source told AFP on condition of anonymity. Continue Reading »