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 »
The introduction of the new precision ‘Made in Israel’ rockets significantly improves the IDF’s capabilities of accurately hitting its target from all ranges while achieving lower mission costs.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Israel’s Ministry of Defense has signed a deal to develop and acquire advanced precise short and long range rockets worth hundreds of millions of shekels with Israel Military Industries (IMI).
According to the Ministry of Defense, the precision firepower will significantly improves the IDF’s capabilities of accurately hitting a target from a distance at immediate availability and with a low mission cost relative to other combat systems.
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Rocket used by the IAF during tensions at Gaza border in August 2018.
Among the many Israeli politicians that visited the south after 200 Gaza rockets were fired at Israeli towns, villages & cities, Minister Regev said, “The equation should be very simple: If our children live in fear, then the leadership of Hamas should live in fear.”
By LAHAV HARKOV
Israel should assassinate Hamas leaders, Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev said Thursday, in response to a day of recurrent rocket launches from Gaza.
“The equation should be very simple: If our children live in fear, then the leadership of Hamas should live in fear,” Regev said. “We must go back to the policy of targeted assassinations of leaders of this murderous terrorist group.” Continue Reading »
Kuwaiti Al-Rai reports:
Hezbollah fears the Jewish State is seeking to escalate as Jerusalem believes, “that its situation is critical & will soon be tested.”
This follows the IAF response, eradicating the Islamic Jihad cell that fired 2 rockets at the Galilee & 2 more at the Golan Heights.
By Roi Kais
Hezbollah has increased its general alert level along the border with Israel, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai reported Saturday, “for fear of attempts by Israel to drag Lebanon and Syria into an escalation of a state less than war but more than an operation.”
Destroyed rocket launchers’ vehicle in Syria
Officials told the newspaper that the Lebanese terrorist organization believes Israel is getting ready for some sort of action, because the leadership in Jerusalem believes “that its situation is critical and will soon be tested” in;light of the recent signing of the nuclear deal with Iran. Continue Reading »
Israel returns to Syria in 2nd round of its response to Thursday’s rocket attack on Israel, and kills 4-5 combatants said to be responsible for firing the 4 rockets that exploded in Israel.
By Yoav Zitun & Roi Kais
The Israel Air Force launched additional air strike in Syria Friday morning, targeting a vehicle in which 4-5 men were killed who were responsible for Thursday’s rocket fire on the Golan Heights, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon confirmed Friday morning.
A fire at the site of yesterday’s (Thursday Aug 20, 2015) rocket strike. – Photo: Yuval Landov
A senior IDF officer told Ynet that the attack occurred inside Syria some 10-15 kilometers from the Israeli border within territory entirely controlled by the Syrian Army. Continue Reading »
The rockets, fired from Syria, exploded in open areas in the Northern Golan & the Upper Galilee causing brush fires only, with no human casualties or damage to property.
Four rockets landed Thursday in northern Israel close to the Lebanese border, military spokesperson reported.
A picture taken from the Israel’s Golan Heights shows smoke rising from the Syrian Druze village of Hader, on June 16, 2015 – Photo: AFP/Jalaa Marey
The rockets, two of which landed near a kibbutz in the Hula Valley in the Upper Galilee caused fires but no injuries, the Israeli military and security sources said. Continue Reading »
Senior Hamas source reveals that to stop daily rocket barrage on southern Israel, the group wants all re-arrested Shalit deal terrorists freed, as well as IDF ‘ceasefire’.
Watch: Hamas video to Israel
A senior Hamas source spoke to Walla! news on Monday, revealing the conditions his terrorist organization demands from Israel in order to stop the recent round of terror against Israeli civilians, in which over 120 rockets have been fired on Israel from Gaza since last Wednesday.
Hamas terrorists in Gaza (file) – Reuters
According to the source, Hamas will not follow Israel’s condition of having “quiet met with quiet.” Continue Reading »
Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza test fired their new long-range M-175 rocket out to sea, which can reach Tel Aviv.
By Elad Benari
Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza conducted a test using long-range M-175 rockets on Tuesday evening.
Rockets of this type are able to reach the central Israeli city of Tel Aviv and even beyond that when fired from Gaza.
During the test, the terrorists fired the rockets out to sea, but the explosions were heard in towns near Gaza, including Sderot, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Netivot.
The fact that long-range rockets are in the possession of Gaza terrorists is nothing new. Continue Reading »
The IDF on Thursday deployed the Iron Dome missile defense system over Ashdod, out of concern over potential rocket attacks amid heightened tensions.
Iron Dome anti-missile system – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
In the early hours of Thurday, shortly after 12 a.m, a rocket was launched toward Israel from the Gaza Strip. According to Israel Radio, the Kassam rocket landed in an open area near Ashkelon. Continue Reading »
Less than 48-hrs after Lebanese terrorist shot rockets at the Western Galilee, Israelis go north to hike, swim & camp. Family Man at Achziv beach: ‘No place is safe… worst case scenario, we’ll run to a bomb-shelter’
By Maor Buchnik
Despite the rocket attack on the Galilee Thursday, scores of families and travelers arrived in the area Saturday to enjoy the north’s beautiful scenery and specifically the popular Achziv beach.
Only 48-hours after a Grad missile landed in Kibbutz Gesher HaZiv, only a few kilometers from the popular shore, beach-goers could be seen tanning, swimming and enjoying what remains of their summer break. Continue Reading »
After the rocket fire at Western Galilee from Lebanon, the P.M. says Israel is ‘utilizing various means, in defense prevention. Anyone who harms us should know we strike back’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed rocket fire from Lebanon at the direction of Israel’s Western Galilee, saying “We are working on all fronts,” the prime minister added; “in the north and in the south, so as to protect the citizens of Israel from these attacks.”
srael’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: AP
Netanyahu stressed that the State was “utilizing various means, in both defense and prevention, and acting responsibly. Continue Reading »
Lebanon fires at least 4 rockets toward Israel; residents of Akko, Nahariya urged to stay close to bomb-shelters.
By Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer
At least four rockets were fired from Lebanon Thursday afternoon, with at least one confirmed as having struck in the area of Nahariya.
Several residents have been treated for shock.
IDF Radio reported that bomb shelters in the northern city of Akko (Acre) have been opened for public use, and the IDF is urging residents of the north to remain close to shelters.
The IDF has denied earlier reports from Arabic media that it responded to the rockets with artillery fire. Continue Reading »
DIRECT HIT! Woman from Sderot suffers shock after terrorists fire a rocket and hits her home.
Residents of the city of Sderot reported hearing the “Red Alert” siren twice on Friday morning.
Shortly afterwards, a rocket fired by terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza hit a home in the city. One woman suffered from shock and the home sustained minor damage.
A second rocket exploded in an open area of the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council.
On Thursday evening, a rocket launched by terrorists in Gaza exploded in an open area of the Ashkelon Coast Council region.
There were no reports of physical injuries or damage. Continue Reading »
Terrorists fired two Grad rockets at the city of Eilat Wednesday night. No reports of physical injuries or damages.
Terrorists fired two Grad-type rockets at the city of Eilat on Wednesday night, according to a report on Kol Yisrael radio.
One of the rockets exploded in a construction zone located in a residential neighborhood in the city. Security forces were conducting searches in the area to locate the second rocket. There were no reports of physical injuries or damages.
It is unknown as of yet exactly from the rockets were fired, but officials said it is highly likely they were fired from the Sinai Peninsula. Continue Reading »