Hamas

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.

Thousands of Palestinians protest near Gaza border, five reported killed

Roughly 16,000 Palestinians protested near the Gaza security border against IDF soldiers on Friday, IDF spokesperson reported.

Protesters burned tires and threw explosive devices, hand grenades and Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers. The IDF responded with protest dispersal methods.

Two attempts to breach the security fence were noticed by the…

In dramatic sign of warming ties, Netanyahu makes secret visit to Oman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a secret visit to the Gulf nation of Oman on Friday — the first by an Israeli leader in over two decades, and a sign of warming ties between the Jewish state and the Sunni Arab world.

On Friday afternoon, his office surprisingly announced that Netanyahu and his wife Sara had just returned from an “official…

IDF attacks Gaza terror targets in retaliation for rocket fire at Israel

Israeli warplanes attacked eight Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday in retaliation for a rocket fired at Israel hours earlier.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) aircraft struck targets, including training bases and weapons production facilities near the towns of Khan Younis and Rafah in the south of the enclave. There were no…

King Abdullah declines to renew part of Jordan’s peace deal with Israel

In a surprise move, Jordan announced on Sunday that it will not renew its lease allowing Israel to use land at Naharayim (Baqura) near the Kinneret nor part of Zofar (al Ghamar), some 120 km north of Eilat.

Under the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace agreement, these two areas “will fall under Jordanian sovereignty with Israeli private land use rights….

Mom describes ‘miracle’ dash to shelter seconds before rocket ravaged home

Miri Tamano had barely managed to shove her three boys into a bomb shelter and close the heavy blast door when a massive explosion shook her house.

Shaken but unharmed, she and her children huddled in the room, plunged into darkness, trying to keep calm.

“Mom, it hit our house,” one of her kids said, starting to cry.

What hit the Tamano’s…

Scott Morrison considers moving Australia’s embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison announced he would consider moving Autralia’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem despite a warning from ASIO that it could provoke unrest and violence.

The bulletin from Australia’s spy agency, marked secret, has been obtained by The Guardian. It is dated October 15 – the day before Mr Morrison’s press…

Rocket fired from Gaza hits house in Beersheba; causes heavy damage, no injuries

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at the southern city of Beersheba early Wednesday that landed and exploded in the courtyard of a house, causing serious damage, but no injuries.

The Israel Defense Forces said it had identified two launches from Gaza. One targeted Beersheba located some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the…

Danon denounces UNESCO’s latest anti-Israel decisions

Israel slammed the PX Commission of the Executive Board of UNESCO on Wednesday as it adopted resolutions titled “Occupied Palestine,” which declared that the ancient Cave of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, and Rachel’s Tomb, in Hebron are integral parts of “Occupied Palestinian territory.”

The group also denounced the construction of a security…

Anti-Israel professor disciplined by University of Michigan for letter controversy

A tenured University of Michigan professor has been disciplined for refusing to write a letter of recommendation for a student who wanted to study in Israel.

John Cheney-Lippold won’t get a merit increase for the next academic year and cannot go on his planned sabbatical in January or another one over the next two years, The Detroit News…

2 Israelis killed, 1 injured in West Bank terror shooting

Two Israelis were shot dead and a third was wounded Sunday morning in a terror attack at the Barkan Industrial Park in the northern West Bank, the army said.

The Magen David Adom medical service said that a man in his 30s and a woman had been critically injured and were later pronounced dead.

The woman who was killed in the attack was identified…

US envoys, factory owner say ‘coexistence beacon’ Barkan shattered by attack

The owner of a West Bank factory, whose two Israeli employees were slain by a Palestinian worker in Sunday morning’s terror attack, said he hopes the killer was atypical but that his faith in coexistence initiatives had been badly rattled.

Rafi Alon, owner of Alon Group, a producer of waste management systems at the Barkan Industrial Zone near…

Terror shooting victims identified as Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi

Authorities on Sunday afternoon identified a man and a woman shot dead in a terror attack in the West Bank earlier in the day as Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 29, a married mother of a baby, and Ziv Hajbi, a 35-year-old father of three.

Yehezkel was from the central Israeli town of Rosh Ha’ayin, while Hajbi hailed from Rishon Lezion. They were shot…

In Jerusalem, Merkel says Palestinians must accept Israel as Jewish state

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday underlined her recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, indicating that she supports Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s view that the Palestinians, too, should accept this definition in an eventual peace agreement.

At a joint press conference in Jerusalem, Merkel said she plans to call Palestinian…

FULL: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Addresses the UN General Assembly

Rejecting Trump, Abbas at UN says US too biased to mediate peace talks

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday slammed US President Donald Trump for his policies toward the Palestinians, calling them an “assault on international law,” and rejected Washington as a mediator of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

In a speech to the UN General Assembly, Abbas also hailed terror convicts in Israeli prisons…

Netanyahu reveals Iran nuclear site, demanding IAEA inspection

NEW YORK — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disclosed on Thursday the existence of a facility in Iran’s capital that he referred to as an “atomic warehouse” full of material related to the country’s nuclear program, and yet undisclosed to the UN’s atomic watchdog agency, in a speech to the UN in New York.

Seeking to pressure the International…

PM reveals to UNGA another secret atomic facility

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed before the UN General Assembly on Thursday “another secret atomic facility” in Iran, some four months after he presented what he said was “conclusive proof” of a secret project underway in Iran for the development of a nuclear weapons.

“What I’m about to say has not been shown publicly before … Iran has…

Netanyahu accuses Iran of having secret atomic warehouse

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed on Thursday that Iran was concealing a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran, and tore into European countries for turning a blind eye to Iranian nuclear activity.

The Associated Press reported that Netanyahu made the accusation during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly. He held up maps…