A rocket fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, the third day in a row that rockets have been fired at Israel from the coastal strip.
An Israeli soldier sits in an office chair in an air-conditioned metal chamber staring at two screens side by side. One shows a map with a moving dot. The other displays a video feed. Next to the soldier are three more identical stations.
Marwan Barghouti, a convicted terrorist jailed in Israel, said he will be the president of a Palestinian state.
“No Shopping!” guide Nadav Kersh admonished his charges as they entered the crowded Old City of Jerusalem. “I mean it. No shopping! It’s just too easy to get lost here.”
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he is leaving politics after more than half a century and will not run in the upcoming elections.
At least 62 rockets struck southern Israel on the eighth day of the country's Operation Pillar of Defense against terrorists in Gaza. A house in the southern community was hit with a rocket Wednesday morning; no one was hurt in the attack.
A bomb exploded on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 15 people in what Israeli officials said was a terrorist attack that could complicate efforts to secure a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.
Israel sees its Iron Dome anti-rocket system as a noted success of its Gaza assault. The only problem is keeping up with demand for the interceptor missiles, their makers said on Tuesday.
More images from Israel and the Gaza Strip as Operation Pillar of Defense continues. Photos by Reuters
Defence Minister Ehud Barak sought government approval on Friday to mobilize up to 75,000 reserve troops for Israel's Gaza campaign, political sources said, in a sign of preparations for a possible ground offensive.
Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades on Friday and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day, in a stinging challenge to Israel's Gaza offensive after an Egyptian bid to broker a truce.
Thirty U.S. senators have signed on to a resolution expressing support for Israel's "inherent right to act in self-defense."
Jewish organizations had an outpouring of reaction on Wednesday to the escalation of Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel that had started Saturday—conveying their prayers for the safety of southern Israelis, condemning the Hamas terrorism, and affirming the Jewish state’s right to respond.
In addition to Amud Anan (Pillar of Defense), its operation in defense of the Jewish state in response to a barrage of rockets from Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is also taking the operation to Twitter.
In the wake of the Israel Defense Forces’ killing of Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jabari, more than 250 rockets fired by Gaza terrorists into Israel, and three Israelis being killed, the IDF is now calling army reservists and preparing for a potential ground incursion into Gaza.
The day after the targeted killing of Hamas terrorist chief Ahmed Jabari, the Palestinian media lead with headlines praising his “martyrdom,” despite his long history of involvement in terrorism against Israeli civilians.
Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell."