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  • Retaliating Israel targets Gaza rocket launchers

    November 14, 2013 | 9:37 am

    The Israeli Air Force targeted two concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza hours after a mortar attack from the coastal strip.

    A statement Thursday from the Israel Defense Forces did not say if the launchers were destroyed by its aircraft.

    On Thursday morning, Palestinians...

  • Israeli soldiers injured by mortar fired from Syria

    October 9, 2013 | 9:58 am

    Two Israeli soldiers were injured when two mortar shells fired from Syria landed in the northern Golan Heights.

    The soldiers were hit by shrapnel in Wednesday’s incident, according to reports. One also suffered from shock.

    The mortars likely were a result of the ongoing civil...

  • Syrian mortar shells fired into northern Israel

    November 8, 2012 | 10:06 am

    Three mortar shells were fired from Syria into northern Israel.

    The shells, which landed Thursday and did not cause any injuries or damage, were not believed to have been targeting Israel and likely were fired by the Syrian army at rebel forces in the area.

    The Israel Defense...

  • Palestinians fire mortar to defy truce with Israel

    October 25, 2012 | 9:31 am

    Palestinian terrorists fired a mortar shell into Israel on Thursday morning to defy an informal truce between Israel and Hamas, Haaretz reported.

    The shell was directed at the western Negev following an Egyptian-brokered truce that had supposedly ended a two-day Palestinian...

  • Barrage of rockets fired from Gaza strike Israel

    October 9, 2012 | 9:48 am

    More than 30 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel.

    The rockets fired Monday damaged an apartment building and killed several animals in a petting zoo. Some Israeli media put the number of rockets and mortars at more than 50.

    The barrage of...

  • Syrian mortar shells hit Golan in spillover

    September 25, 2012 | 10:44 am

    Several spillover mortar shells from fighting in Syria hit the Golan Heights.

    Israeli reports said the shells landed in an open area early Tuesday and no one was injured. The Syrian army is believed to have fired the mortars at Syrian villages near the border. It was the first...

  • Rockets land in Israel despite reported cease-fire

    March 13, 2012 | 8:51 am

    At least seven rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza exploded in Israel after reports of an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.

    Egypt announced that a cease-fire between terrorist groups in Egypt and Israel came into effect at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

    “We are still following the situation...

  • Israeli troops thwart attack following Gaza strikes

    March 22, 2011 | 10:16 am

    Israeli troops thwarted Gaza Palestinians preparing to launch an anti-tank missile at an Israeli force operating in the northern Gaza Strip.

    The Israel Defense Forces in a statement said its soldiers hit their target in Tuesday’s operation.

    Also Tuesday, a Kassam rocket was fired...

  • IDF strikes Gaza 5 times following recent mortar, rocket barrage

    March 21, 2011 | 6:55 pm

    Israel Air Force fighter jets and aircraft initiated an extensive bombardment of terror sites throughout the Gaza Strip late Monday, in what the Israel Defense Forces is calling a retaliation for a recent barrage of mortar bombs and rockets launched by militants based in the coastal...

  • Israel files U.N. complaint over mortar barrage

    March 21, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Israel’s foreign minister filed a formal complaint with the United Nations following the heaviest barrage of mortar shells on southern Israel in two years.

    More than 50 mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning, according to reports. Two Israelis were injured by...

  • Israel strikes Gaza in retaliation for mortar attacks

    February 9, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Israeli airstrikes hit three terror sites in Gaza in response to shelling on southern Israel, the Israeli military said. 

    The sites targeted late Tuesday night were a terrorist tunnel and a terrorist activity site in the central Gaza Strip, and a terrorist activity site in the...