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  • Israel attacks Gaza sites in response to rocket, bomb attacks

    1 day ago

    Israel’s Air Force bombed three sites in Gaza in response to attacks from Palestinians in the coastal strip.

    Two sites in southern Gaza and one in central Gaza identified by the Israel Defense Forces as “terror activity sites” were targeted Monday “in response to the latest...

  • Gaza rockets hit south Israel, army strikes back

    2 days ago

    Seven rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel during the Jewish Passover holiday on Monday, drawing retaliatory air strikes from the Israeli army, officials said, the first cross-border clash in several weeks.

    Israel's army said its strikes hit two training...

  • Gaza runner barred by Israel from Bethlehem marathon

    2 weeks ago

    Israel’s Supreme Court upheld a decision by the IDF to bar a Palestinian runner from Gaza from participating in a marathon in Bethlehem.

    In the case of Nader Masri, a 2008 Olympian, the court ruled April 8 that it could not overrule a military decision. But the court also...

  • Israeli troops foil attempted Gaza border attack

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli soldiers foiled an attempted terror attack near the border fence with Gaza.

    Two men on the Gaza side of the fence approached the fence Monday morning carrying a “suspicious object,” the Israel Defense Forces spokesman said in a tweet. The soldiers fired warning shots into the air, causing the two men to flee the scene, leaving the object, which then exploded, according to the IDF.


    Israeli patrols have been targeted regularly with explosives planted near the Gaza border.

  • Israeli troops exchange fire with Gaza

    3 weeks ago

    Palestinians fired a rocket at Israel after a retaliatory strike in Gaza by Israeli aircraft.

    A Palestinian Qassam rocket on Friday exploded south of Ashkelon, near the border between Gaza and Israel, Army Radio reported. It caused no damage.

    The rocket landed after an Israeli...

  • Facing chaos - Two Israeli soldiers found themselves under the attack of anti-Israel activists

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 weeks ago

    In recent years, Israel haters spread anti-Israeli propaganda via social networks and during IAW, which is filled with false information and contains mainly lies about the IDF. Truth is, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have over 700,000 citizen soldiers and reservists, who are...

  • Palestinians support extending negotiations if more prisoners released

    March 24, 2014 | 1:50 pm

    A new poll found that 65 percent of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza would support extending the current American-backed peace talks if Israel releases extra Palestinian prisoners.

    The negotiations are set to end on April 29. Israel is scheduled to release a fourth...

  • Hamas rally in Gaza takes aim at Egypt, Israel and Abbas

    March 24, 2014 | 9:30 am

    Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in Gaza on Sunday to show support for their Islamist Hamas government, which has long been at loggerheads with Israel but is now shunned by Egypt as well.

    The military-backed government that toppled the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas's...

  • Israeli military calls up reservists on second day of Gaza rocket barrage

    March 13, 2014 | 3:03 pm

    The Israel Defense Forces called up a limited number of reservists following a second day of rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel.

    The reservists — for air defense, according to the Israel Defense Forces — were summoned on Thursday, when 17 rockets were fired at Israel....

  • Israel denies ceasefire agreement, strikes back at Gaza

    March 13, 2014 | 9:06 am

    More rockets from Gaza struck southern Israel a day after a barrage from the coastal territory that left thousands of Israelis in bomb shelters.

    Four rockets were fired Thursday morning at Ashkelon and Ashdod, with two landing in open fields between the cities and one intercepted...

  • Barrage of rockets from Gaza hits southern Israeli cities

    March 12, 2014 | 9:04 am

    At least 20 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip at communities in southern Israel.

    One rocket is reported to have landed in a residential neighborhood in the Wednesday evening attack.

    Most of the rockets were fired at Sderot and Netivot.

    The Code Red siren was...

  • Israel sees future drone threat from Lebanon, Gaza

    March 10, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    Israel fears guerrillas in Lebanon and Gaza would deploy exploding drones against the Jewish state in a future war as well as their main rocket arsenals, the chief of Israeli air defense said on Monday.

    "We will have to cope with dozens of pilotless aerial vehicles, in both the...

  • Netanyahu, showing seized rockets, says Iran fooling the world

    March 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, displaying on Monday what Israel said were seized, Iranian-supplied missiles bound for militants in Gaza, urged the West not to be fooled by Tehran's diplomacy on its nuclear program.

    Last week the Israeli navy captured a ship in the Red Sea...

  • U.S. to continue Iran talks despite ship seizure

    March 6, 2014 | 9:38 am

    The United States will continue taking part in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, despite the Israeli seizure of an Iranian ship carrying weapons to the Gaza Strip.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney acknowledged Wednesday that Iran’s state sponsorship of terror has...

  • IDF intercepts Iranian weapons ship bound for Gaza

    March 5, 2014 | 10:07 am

    The Israel Defense Forces intercepted an Iranian ship laden with weaponry and bound for terrorist organizations in Gaza.

    The interception took place Wednesday morning off the Somali coast in the Red Sea. IDF intelligence showed that the weapons originated in Damascus months ago...

  • Israel allows Gazans to cross border for medical treatment

    February 13, 2014 | 5:39 pm

    Israel allowed 35 Palestinians from Gaza to enter for medical treatment a day after denying them permission because their application letterhead read “State of Palestine.”

    Reuters reported that the Palestinians seeking medical treatment at Israeli hospitals were allowed to cross...

  • Report: Israeli troops kill Palestinian man at Gaza border

    February 13, 2014 | 2:06 pm

    A Palestinian man reportedly was shot dead by Israeli troops next to the Gaza security fence.

    The Gaza Ministry of Health confirmed the death on Thursday of a 26-year-old man that the Israeli military said was tampering with the security fence. In the same incident, a 21-year-old...

  • Gazans denied entry to Israel for medical care over letterhead

    February 12, 2014 | 11:13 am

    Dozens of Palestinians from Gaza seeking to enter Israel for medical treatment were denied entry because their application letterhead read “State of Palestine.”

    The requests for about 70 permits were denied on Wednesday at the Erez crossing due to the new letterhead, according to...

  • Erdogan: Israel must lift Gaza blockade for normalized ties

    February 12, 2014 | 10:25 am

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will not normalize relations with Israel until Israel completely lifts its blockade against Gaza.

    Erdogan made the statement on Tuesday, according to the Andadolu Turkish news agency. It came two days after Turkish Foreign...

  • Israel retaliates for Gaza rocket fire

    February 11, 2014 | 10:02 am

    Israeli airstrikes hit an underground rocket launcher and a terror cell in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire by Gaza terrorists on southern Israel.

    The retaliatory strike by Israel took place early Tuesday morning; the Palestinian Maan news service said it caused heavy...

  • Friendly fire kills Israeli army officer near Gaza

    February 4, 2014 | 9:17 am

    An Israeli army officer commanding a unit during an operation near the Gaza security fence was killed by friendly fire.

    The officer, identified as Capt. Tal Nachman, 21, of Nes Tziona, was shot and killed early Tuesday morning by a soldier from another unit operating in the area according to a preliminary investigation, the Israel Defense Forces said.

    The unit of the shooter was relatively new to the area. The soldier did not have instructions to open fire, according to Haaretz.

    The IDF is continuing its investigation of the incident.

  • Sharon’s unfinished business

    January 15, 2014 | 10:32 am

    When I first heard about Ariel Sharon’s stroke — the first one, a minor brain attack about four weeks before he suffered the massive hemorrhage that would leave him comatose for the final eight years of his life — I was having dinner at a Jerusalem restaurant with a colleague from...

  • Israel retaliates for rocket fire from Gaza following Sharon funeral

    January 13, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    Israeli airstrikes hit two terror sites in Gaza in retaliation for rockets fired at southern Israel moments after the private funeral service for Ariel Sharon.

    Israel reportedly had warned Hamas in Gaza not to fire rockets at Israel during Monday afternoon’s funeral for the...

  • Sharon at funeral remembered as ‘friend, leader, military chief’

    January 13, 2014 | 9:21 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his public funeral was remembered as a man of courage and strength on the battlefield and in the political arena.

    “Sharon was a complex man who lived in complex times in a complex neighborhood,” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said...

  • Former Israeli PM And military commander Ariel Sharon dead at 85

    January 11, 2014 | 8:56 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the trailblazing warrior-statesman who transformed the region and was reviled by Arab foes, died on Saturday aged 85, after eight years in a coma caused by a stroke.

    Sharon left historic footprints on the Middle East through military...

  • Israeli military strikes Gaza in retaliation for mortar fire

    January 9, 2014 | 10:11 am

    Israel’s military struck Gaza twice in response to rocket attacks.

    Israel Air Force planes launched two separate attacks on Gaza Thursday morning in response to mortar fire at Israeli soldiers patrolling near the Israel-Gaza border fence.

    Following the first attack early on...

  • Livni vs. Bennett: Israel’s acrimonious coalition

    January 8, 2014 | 10:35 am

    Judging by the words of Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza could lead to the destruction of the state of Israel.

    Judging by the words of Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, establishing a Palestinian state is the best way to...

  • Palestinian teenager shot by IDF dies of wounds

    January 3, 2014 | 11:45 am

    A teenager shot by Israeli troops in Gaza died of his wounds, Palestinian medical sources said.

    The 16-year-old died Friday afternoon from gunshot wounds sustained Thursday after he and several other Palestinians approached the security fence separating Israel from the Gaza...

  • With Kerry coming, Israel to delay announcement of West Bank building

    January 2, 2014 | 8:56 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly will wait until after a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to announce new construction in West Bank settlements.

    Kerry is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Thursday in a bid to boost the current U.S.-backed...

  • Rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel

    December 30, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open area in southern Israel; no injuries or damage were reported.

    The attack Monday came several hours before the scheduled release by Israel of 26 Palestinian prisoners — part of the diplomatic process agreed upon by Israel at the...

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