Hamas is a terrorist organization that primarily targets Israeli civilians. Their goal is to destroy Israel and replace Jewish sovereignty over any part of the land with radical Islamist rule. After Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza strip, Hamas won control of the territory. Since 2006, Hamas has consistently used Gaza as a launch pad for rocket and mortar attacks against Israel. In 2014, Israel discovered Hamas was digging tunnels beneath the Gazan border. Hamas uses the Palestinian people living in Gaza as human shields, diverting money and resources meant for civilians in order to support terror. While Hamas prepares for the next war by stockpiling thousands of rockets and digging new tunnels in Gaza, the organization is also working to gain control of the West Bank.


9 rockets fired at border towns; IDF assesses Tel Aviv rocket attack was mistake

The growing assumption among Israeli army officials is that Thursday’s rockets were fired from Gaza toward Tel Aviv by mistake, a defense official said Friday.

Low-level Hamas forces are believed to have been responsible for the launches.

In response to the two rockets fired at Tel Aviv, which did not hit residential areas and caused no direct…


We thought it was a drill: Rockets shock Tel Aviv, including crowd at a war play

The launch of two rockets toward Tel Aviv Thursday evening that triggered rocket alarms in the city for the first time since 2014 caught residents by surprise, with many saying they had trouble believing it was an actual incident and not a drill or a technical malfunction.

Many residents of Israel’s second-largest city and the surrounding…


5 Palestinians arrested after crossing into Israel from Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces early Thursday morning apprehended five Palestinians who crossed the border from Gaza into the country.

The men were arrested at around 2 a.m. after breaching the fence in the south of the Gaza Strip and taken in for questioning, the military said.

In its brief statement, the army did not say that the men were armed.


Senior Hamas member encourages children to join terrorist organizations

A senior Hamas member has encouraged Palestinian children to be martyrs and join terrorist organization in a video published on the Hamas public broadcaster in Gaza.

In the video, published by The Middle East Media Research Institute, shows the Hamas member as saying that they “will teach our kids in the kindergartens, the elementary schools, and…


Hamas seems to ready for calm, but will Islamic Jihad cooperate?

Hamas did not stage riots or confrontations along the Israel-Gaza border on Saturday night, for the first in months of nightly incidents at the friction points along the security fence.

Earlier in the day, however, a mortar shell was fired at the Eshkol Regional Council and exploded in an open area; a cluster of balloons carrying the warhead from…


WATCH: Palestinian protestors clash with IDF forces along security force

Thousands of Palestinians clashed with IDF forces on Friday afternoon during what they call ‘March of Return,’ IDF forces were assaulted with rocks and over 50 explosive devices.

15 attempts to breach the security fence were spotted. Roghly 8,000 Palestinians clashed with IDF forces in five different locations across the Gaza Strip Security…


Israeli forces gird for fresh violence as tensions mount in Jerusalem, Gaza

Israeli authorities were readying for possible violence in Jerusalem and on the Gaza border Friday, amid soaring tensions over a long-sealed portion of the Temple Mount holy site and an uptick in cross border fighting with the Palestinian enclave.

Tens of thousands of Muslim worshipers were expected to congregate for weekly prayers on Jerusalem’s…


Netanyahu warns Hamas over uptick in Gaza border violence

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday toured the security fence along the Egyptian border, where he warned the Hamas terror group that Israel would respond harshly to any further violence emanating from the Gaza Strip.

At the Egyptian border, Netanyahu, who is also defense minister, was briefed by army officials and held a discussion with…

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Israel’s navy could act against Iranian oil smuggling: Netanyahu

Israel’s navy could take action against Iranian oil smuggling, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, urging world powers to foil any effort by Tehran to evade U.S. sanctions.

The Israeli leader told naval officers that Iran was still resorting to clandestine measures to ship fuel that it first used prior to a 2015 nuclear deal…


Israel said to strike Gaza after rocket fire sets off Iron Dome

Israeli warplanes bombed a site in the Gaza Strip early Thursday, hours after the military said at least one projectile was fired from the Palestinian enclave.

The Hamas-linked Shehab news site said Israeli aircraft fired missiles at a “resistance” site northwest of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, in the latest tit-for-tat reprisal as the…


Two balloon bombs from Gaza explode over southern Israeli community

Two explosive devices attached to bunches of balloons were launched from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and detonated above a community in the southern Israeli Eshkol region.

The blasts caused neither injury nor damage, the Eshkol Regional Council said in a statement.

“There are no special safety instructions for residents besides showing increased…


Israel blacklists Hamas station said to use on-air cues to recruit terrorists

Israel on Wednesday officially designated as a terror organization a Hamas-run Palestinian television network accused by the Shin Bet security service of using on-air cues to direct terror attacks and recruit terrorists in the West Bank.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also defense minister, signed a decree proscribing Al-Aqsa TV in…


EU court upholds freeze on Hamas funds, keeps group on terror blacklist

A European Union court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Hamas funds as it rejected the Palestinian group’s appeal against its EU listing as a terrorist organization.

The General Court’s ruling amounted to the latest rejection of Hamas’s efforts to be struck from an EU blacklist created in 2001 based on a UN resolution following the 9/11 attacks in…


CUFI Standing With Mizrahi Jews for the Cause of Israel

For two days in June of 1941, as a ten-year-old Iraqi Jewish boy, Joseph Samuels, witnessed first-hand one of the most violent pogroms of the Holocaust in Baghdad by angry Muslim mobs who destroyed and looted Jewish homes and businesses as well as killed, beat and raped thousands of Jews without the authorities intervening. Today that pogrom is…


Where’s Hamas? The glaring omission in the UN’s latest anti-Israel report

In a particularly one-sided anti-Israel report on Thursday, researchers for the United Nations found that Israel likely committed war crimes during its security operations at the Gaza-Israel border last summer. Shockingly, the report includes only one mention of Hamas in a negative sense.

But judged against the abundant evidence of Hamas…


Israel strikes Hamas posts in Gaza after explosive balloon attack

Israeli jets struck multiple targets in the southern Gaza Strip linked to Hamas late Wednesday, a few hours after an incendiary device from Gaza damaged a home in the Eshkol region.

There were no immediate reports of casualties from the Israeli strikes.

According to Palestinian media reports, several Hamas posts in the southern strip were hit,…


IDF probe of Gaza riots reveals nearly 1,500 rockets fired since March 30

The IDF has released a document detailing the year-long Great March of Return protests along the Gaza border, including new details that have not been previously released.

The Great March of Return protests began on March 30th and has seen thousands of Gazans violently demonstrating along the security fence with Israel, demanding an end to the…


IDF: Gaza children being promised NIS 300 ($83) if injured at border protests

Israeli security forces have recently noticed Hamas sending children as young as eight years old to the front lines of protests along the Gaza-Israel border, the Israel Defense Forces said on Thursday.

They have also lately heard unidentified operatives on loudspeakers promising children at the border NIS 300 ($83) if they get injured, the army…