Released: An Etihad Airways’ civilian airplane en route from Australia to Abu Dubi had been targeted by ISIS, but then Israel’s secretive cyber intelligence Unit 8200 stepped in and saved hundreds back in July 2017.
By Tsvi Sadan
The IDF on Wednesday decided to provide a quick glimpse into the clandestine activity of Unit 8200, the Israeli military’s equivalent to America’s NSA. This secretive unit was able to thwart an ISIS attempt to blow up a civilian airplane en route from Australia to Abu Dubi. The IDF referred to a July 30, 2017 news report about Australian police arresting four suspects in Sydney who were planning to “commit a terrorist act using an improvised device.” Continue Reading »
The Ministry of Defense issued tenders for the construction of a concrete barrier that will completely encircle Gaza, be equipped with electronic sensors to detect vibrations (digging), and extend several stories below ground to neutralize any threat of Palestinian terror-tunnels.
By Udi Etzion
An underground barrier to defend against Hamas attack tunnels is on the way following a call from the Defense Ministry for companies to bid to construct the new defensive line around the Gaza Strip.
The closed tender has been submitted to 20 Israeli contracting companies. The first part of the defensive underground barrier will go along 10 kilometers of the Strip, with plans to extend the barrier around the entirety of the 60 kilometer border with Israel – thereby completely encircling Gaza. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Shin Bet arrest Hamas operative who confessed to his involvement in terror tunnel planning, attacks, and much more from Gaza.
The IDF revealed Tuesday that Israeli security forces had arrested a militant of the Hamas terror organization who was actively involved in plotting tunnel attacks from the Gaza Strip.
Hamas fighters inside a tunnel – Al Qassam Brigade file photo
Rafah resident Ibrahim A’adel Shahada Shaer, 21, was arrested in early July as part of a joint Shin Bet [Israel Security Agency] and Israeli police operation, the IDF spokesperson said in a statement.
Shaer gave interrogators a plethora of detailed information regarding Hamas’ terror activities in Rafah, including how Hamas planned attacks during conflict and its intentions to use terror tunnels to carry out attacks against Israel civilians. Continue Reading »
IDF Soldiers, & the community’s civilian security patrol successfully apprehend & arrest Arab infiltrators to the community, averting a potentially horrific terrorist attack.
By Adam Ross
Tuesday night, Palestinians Authority (PA) Arabs infiltrated the community of Einav in Northern Samaria (Shomron).
Initial findings suggest the infiltrators had climbed over a fence. The PA Arabs were caught by soldiers of the Netzah Yehuda, (Nahal Hareidi) Brigade, stationed in the region.
When initial reports of the infiltration were reported residents of the community were immediately called to remain in their homes as soldiers along with the community’s own security patrol conducted a sweeping search of the area, arresting the infiltrators. Continue Reading »
A security assessment in Southern Israel led the IDF to immediately shutdown Eilat airport.
By Gil Ronen
The IDF ordered the immediate shutdown of the airport at Eilat Thursday to all arriving and departing flights, following an unspecified security assessment.
The assessment is most likely linked to terrorist activity in the Sinai desert, which borders on the southern port city.
Takeoffs of flights headed north were initially allowed to take place but were also stopped later in the evening.
The IDF will open the airfield at Uvda as an alternate landing spot for flights diverted from Eilat.
The Egyptian military has been conducting a large scale offensive against terror cells that operate in Sinai, in the last few weeks. Continue Reading »
The IDF & Security Services are on alert in Judea & Samaria and Jerusalem due to intel of another terrorist attack.
The IDF is on alert in Judea, Samaria (Shomron) and Jerusalem on Friday over threats of further terrorist attacks. There has been increased violence in the region in recent days, beginning with the outbreak of the Pillar of Defense battle with Gaza terrorists.
On Thursday night the IDF conducted an arrest operation, detaining 28 Palestinian Authority residents suspected of involvement in terrorism.
The night before, 55 suspects were arrested, some of them PA members of parliament affiliated with Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Continue Reading »