Tag: Israel

Netanyahu says Israel will hit Hamas hard

Israel’s leader says the country will exert “great force” against Gaza’s Hamas rulers after the Islamic militants rejected a truce agreement. Israel halted its fire for six hours Tuesday after accepting an Egyptian truce proposal. But with Hamas continuing to launch rockets into Israel, it resumed strikes in the afternoon. Benjamin Netanyahu said in an […]

Israel Abandons Cease-Fire After Barrage of Rockets from Gaza

Israel resumed military action against Hamas Tuesday, giving up on an Egypt-brokered truce after Palestinian militants refused to join the deal and continued to fire rockets over the border. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered airstrikes to resume after Hamas gave no indication it would accept the cease-fire.Earlier, Israel’s security Cabinet had voted to approve […]

Nearly 50 Rockets Fired at Israel Since ‘Truce’

According to the IDF, at least 47 rockets have been fired on Israel since 9:00 am Tuesday, when an Egyptian-brokered truce was meant to come into effect. A direct hit was scored on a house in Ashdod but no one was injured. Five rockets were fired at Rishon Letzion and intercepted. Between 10:00a.m. – 11:00 […]

Israel shoots down drone as rockets fired from Lebanon

The Israeli military said it downed a drone launched by Hamas militants in Gaza on Monday, the first time it encountered an unmanned aircraft since the start of its offensive last week, as new Israeli airstrikes pushed the Palestinian death toll to at least 175.   Israel began its campaign against Hamas militants in Gaza last Tuesday, […]

Netanyahu vows ‘any means necessary’ to stop Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will use “any means necessary” to stop Islamic militant group Hamas from bombing civilians but declined to say when his military action will stop or whether he will continue using ground troops.   Netanyahu said on “Fox News Sunday” that his objective was to reach “sustained quiet” […]

Israeli commandos make first ground incursion in Gaza

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli navy commandos launched a ground operation overnight in the north of the Gaza Strip, the first since the offensive against Hamas began, Israeli public radio said early Sunday.   The brief incursion targeted a rocket launcher site, it said. The armed branch of Hamas confirmed that Israeli commandos had exchanged gunfire […]

IDF initiates limited deployment of forces toward Gaza amid increased rocket fire

An IDF spokesman stated that, “Our policy regarding Gaza is one of deescalation and preparedness. The IDF is operating to safeguard the southern communities of Israel.” Following a night of rocket attacks on Israel and IAF strikes on Gaza in response, rockets continued to be lobbed at Israeli towns Thursday morning. A total of 18 […]

Israel bolsters forces along volatile Gaza border

The Israeli military bolstered forces along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to intensifying rocket fire as tensions remained high over the deaths of three Israeli teenagers and an Arab youth who Palestinians allege was killed in a revenge attack. Buses carrying Israeli forces could be seen heading to the […]

US and UN condemn killing of Palestinian boy in Israel

The US and UN have condemned the abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager in Israel, which sparked fierce clashes in East Jerusalem. US Secretary of State John Kerry called it “sickening” while the UN demanded justice over the “despicable act”. Mohammed Abu Khdair, 17, was seen being forced into a car early on Wednesday. […]

Deadly Violence Escalates in Israel After Palestinian Youth, Israeli Teens Killed

“Israel is a state of law and everyone is obligated to act in accordance with the law,” he said. As punishment for some 20 rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel, the Israeli military launched airstrikes on a number of targets in the early hours of Thursday. It was the second round of strikes on […]