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.


Netanyahu warns Hamas after weekend of deadly escalation

PM says Israel will respond forcefully to any attempt to harm citizens, soldiers after drone attack, rocket fire from Gaza

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian terror group Hamas on Saturday that Israel would respond forcefully to any attempt to harm its citizens and soldiers, following two days of violent incidents on and near…


Israel offers Hamas economic benefits in return for long-term ceasefire – report

Israel has offered Hamas economic concessions and will ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip in return for a long-term ceasefire, as tensions rise amid a flurry of rocket attacks emanating from the enclave and mutual threats, Lebanon’s al-Akhbar newspaper reported Friday.

According to the report, the proposal was made by Egyptian intelligence…

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Russia to resume S-400 missile deliveries to Turkey this week

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Monday that Russia would resume the delivery of its S-400 missile defense system to Turkey this week.

Akar told reporters that Russia would begin transporting parts of a second S-400 battery to Turkey on Tuesday.

“Our aim is to protect our country and people from external aerial and missile threats,” he told…


3 rockets fired at Israel from Gaza as tensions soar; Iron Dome intercepts 2

Terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets at southern Israel on Sunday night, sending thousands of residents rushing to bomb shelters.

Two of the incoming projectiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the Israel Defense Forces said.

One rocket exploded next to the Route 34 highway in southern Israel, sparking a…


Israel, South Korea ink ‘historic’ free trade deal

Israel and South Korea signed a free trade agreement on Wednesday that promises to reduce customs after three years of negotiations.
“The free trade agreement with South Korea is an historic agreement, the first to be signed with an East Asian country that is one of the leading economies in the world,” announced Israel’s economy minister Eli…


World military leaders visiting Israel for security briefing

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An organization that introduces military and political leaders from around the world to Israeli military officials is hosting legal, international relations and military leaders from around the world in Israel.

The 42 participants in the Our Soldier’s Speak mission to Israel have spent 10 days being briefed on Israel’s security…


Danon to UNSC: Ramallah following Tehran in seeking Israel’s destruction

The Palestinian Authority is following Tehran in seeking to destroy the Jewish state, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.

“As Tehran openly calls for Israel’s destruction, Ramallah uses other means to undermine the Jewish State’s right to exist,” Danon said.

He referred to a statement…


In ultimatum, Hamas tells Israelis to ease blockade or face renewed violence

Hamas has reportedly issued a direct threat to escalate the violence along the Gaza-Israel border if Israel hinders the entry of Qatari cash into the Gaza Strip and fails to increase the supply of electricity.
The threat, published in the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar on Tuesday morning, follows outbursts of violence and tension along the border…


Netanyahu hints Israel behind strikes on Iraq, says Iran not immune anywhere

KYIV, Ukraine — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hinted that Israel was behind recent airstrikes on Iranian targets in Iraq, stressing that the Jewish state will continue to act militarily whenever and wherever there is a need to do so.

“Iran has no immunity, anywhere,” he told reporters during a briefing in his Kyiv hotel, responding…


Twenty Yitzher families asked to evacuate homes due to fire

Some 20 families in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar have been asked to temporarily evacuate their homes in light of a dangerous fire in the area on Thursday. Two structures have already been destroyed by the fire.

Four fire engines are at the scene and more are on their way, according to a Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson.

Police added…


PA official: Iran helping Hamas rebuild West Bank terror network

Behind the appalling terrorist attack in Gush Etzion last week that claimed the life of Dvir Sorek, the riots on the Temple Mount during the Tisha B’Av day of fasting, and the infiltration attempts from Gaza that could have ended tragically had they not been foiled at the last moment, is a guiding hand originating in Tehran – senior Palestinian…


Hamas threatens to rain barrages of ‘hundreds’ of rockets on Israel

(August 14, 2019 / Israel Hayom) The leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, said on Tuesday that during the next round of fighting between Israel and Hamas the terrorist organization would rain “hundreds of rockets” on the Jewish state at a time. Hamas claimed in June to have overwhelmed Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system with…


Hamas: Killing of IDF soldier was response over West Bank annexation talks

Gaza-based terror organization Hamas hailed the stabbing to death of Israeli off-duty soldier Dvir (Yehuda) Sorek, 18, from Ofra settlement in the West Bank on Thursday.

“The attack in Etzion is a powerful response to talks of annexing the occupied ,” Hamas said in an official statement.

“This is a decision of our people to expel the occupier…


Backlash prompts mental health group to rethink canceling Israel confab

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A European mental health association said it will rethink a decision to cancel a planned conference in Israel following widespread objections by academics worldwide.

The European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation, or Enmesh, had decided to scrap the gathering out of concern that it would cause pushback from pro-BDS…


Saudi, U.S. officials express concern over threat to maritime traffic in Gulf

Saudi Arabia Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih met U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday in Washington and said both sides expressed concern over threats targeting freedom of maritime traffic in the Arabian Gulf.

“The meeting… dealt with the two countries’ concern over threats targeting freedom of maritime traffic in the Arabian Gulf. We…


Shin Bet foils Hamas terror plot against Israel and Palestinians

In the past few weeks, Hamas military cells which were working under the direction of the military wing of the terrorist group in Gaza were uncovered by the Shin Bet in the West Bank. The cells were planning on committing terrorist attacks against Israeli targets and Palestinian Authority targets.

The planned attacks included kidnappings,…


Guide raps Jordan’s ‘humiliating’ treatment of Israelis booted from Aaron’s Tomb

An Israeli tour organizer lambasted Jordanian authorities over their treatment of Israelis visiting Jordan last week, which he described as “incredibly humiliating” and “demeaning.”

Roni Ayalon has led Israeli groups to Aaron’s Tomb — on a mountaintop in a remote part of Petra — for the past five years, on behalf of Ashira, an organization that…