Tag: Gaza

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. […]

Israel repeats promise to improve life in Gaza and the West Bank

Minister without a Portfolio Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud), who headed the Israeli delegation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine, presented a list of steps that Israel is supposedly seeking to implement to improve the Palestinians’ economic reality during the agency’s annual meeting at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.   However, several […]

‘Today everyone knows the Gaza expulsion was a mistake’

After 11 years, the last of the Gaza expellees removed from their homes during the 2005 Disengagement are finally set to be permanently resettled.   An agreement signed between the Agriculture and Housing ministries Tuesday evening paves the way for the settlement of the last 20 families from Gaza in the town of Neve Yam […]

Gaza staying out of current ‘intifada,’ Hamas claims

He also confirmed that an exchange of messages had taken place between the two sides, as reported by The Times of Israel on Friday.   The messages were conveyed through Turkey and Qatar, among other countries.   Security officials told the Ynet news site that Israeli security officials were concerned that rising tensions, on both […]

Gaza: Hamas-ISIS ties tighten

Israel’s intelligence community has found that the Hamas terrorist organization and Islamic State (ISIS) intensified their mutual cooperation in the year 2015 – so reports Middle East Newsline (MENL).   According to the Israeli intelligence sources, the two terrorist movements share intelligence, weapons shipments, logistics and medical services.   For instance, ISIS frequently works with […]

Israel’s leaders opt to avoid action on three menacing fronts

Former IDF rigs to probe for Gaza tunnels which Hamas published as an Israeli failure Israel’s leaders are clinging to lame locutions – “good judgment and responsibility” – to avoid military action for dealing with crisis situations fast coming to a head on three extremely dangerous fronts: armed Palestinian terrorists are now tying up traffic […]

Israel strikes Hamas target in Gaza after rocket fire

The Israeli military says its aircraft struck a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the territory.   The military says that it hit a military training facility of the Islamic militant group that rules the Gaza Strip early on Monday. No injuries were reported.   Hours earlier, a rocket […]

Face-saving formula on Gaza blockade could allow Israel-Turkey normalization

Amid speculation about whether Israel would ease its blockade of Gaza as part of a deal to normalize ties with Turkey, one government official said Saturday that Jerusalem has already significantly increased the quantity of goods allowed into the Gaza Strip in recent months.   The Istanbul-based Daily Sabah, affiliated with the ruling Justice and […]

US re-issues travel advisory for Israel, West Bank and Gaza

Citing a “complex” security environment, the US State Department re-issued a travel warning Wednesday night for its citizens planning to travel throughout Israel, Jerusalem in particular. It also urged US citizens and diplomatic personnel to avoid the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and certain areas of Area A in the West Bank.   “The security environment remains […]