Tag: Gaza

IAF strikes Gaza targets following rocket attacks

A spokesperson for the IDF said that three rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip, all landing in open fields near the town of Netivot. The IDF spokesperson further said that they struck several Hamas targets in the southern Gaza Strip in response to the rockets fired at the Gaza Border communities, as well as the […]

Hamas official threatens Israel, urges Palestinian reconciliation at mass rally

A senior Hamas official threatened Israel if it does not remove its blockade over Gaza amid reports of progressing efforts between the terror group and the Jewish state to achieve a long term ceasefire. “The enemy must understand that we will draw new equations if the siege is not lifted,” said Osama al-Mazini at a […]

Israeli aircraft bomb Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli planes and helicopters carried out strikes inside the Gaza Strip early Sunday, hours after three rockets were shot from the Palestinian enclave, authorities said. At least three rounds of airstrikes were reported in the northern Gaza Strip, according to the Hamas-linked Shehab news agency and other Palestinian news outlets. The IDF confirmed that it […]

IDF shoots down Gaza drone flying near border fence

Israeli military troops shot down a small drone as it flew near the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip Saturday evening, the Israel Defense Forces said. The drone, which was not carrying any explosives or otherwise dangerous materials, was taken in for review. Channel 12 news reported that the drone had flown over the […]

Beersheba comes under rocket attack. IDF hits back at Hamas in widening cycle of Gaza conflict

Israeli aircraft struck Hamas positions in Gaza before dawn Saturday, Nov. 16, after Beersheba came under rocket attack Friday night. It was the first time the IDF had targeted Hamas for reprisals in the ongoing clash with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.  The two large Grad rockets that shook Beersheba’s population of quarter of a million […]

Hamas chief says battle with Israel “not over” despite cease-fire

Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas chief, said on Sunday that the battle with Israel is “not over” although the new wave of violence in the Gaza Strip is over. Haniyeh made the remarks after he gave his condolences to the Abu Malhous family which lost eight of its members in the last round of violence between […]

Gaza ceasefire faces real test on Friday at weekly Palestinian border disturbance

UN Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov knew from bitter experience what he was talking about when he said on Thursday, Nov. 14 that the UN and Egypt had “worked hard to prevent the most dangerous escalation in and around Gaza from leading to war” and “the coming hours and days were critical.” According to […]

Senior Israeli Minister Says Israel May Have to Go to War in Gaza After Tense Weekend

Yuval Steinitz says Israel might be forced to set out on a ground operation, which will ‘come at a price’. Hamas leader says no talks are held with Jerusalem because of Israeli political deadlock. Israeli Energy Minister and security cabinet member Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday that in light of the uptick in tensions between […]

IDF Pounds Gaza After Hamas Rocket Destroys Central Israel Home

Early Monday morning, a surprise rocket attack from Hamas, the Sunni jihadist group that governs the Israel-adjacent Gaza Strip, struck a civilian home in central Israel. Seven were injured, including two infants. The Times of Israel reports: A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a residential building in central Israel early Monday morning, injuring […]

7 injured, including 2 infants, in Gaza rocket attack on central Israel

 A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a residential building in central Israel early Monday morning, injuring seven people, including two small children, and leveling the structure, officials said. The attack triggered air raid sirens at approximately 5:20 a.m. throughout the Sharon and Emek Hefer regions north of Tel Aviv, the army said. […]