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Photos show alleged Quds Force headquarters destroyed in IDF strikes

Satellite images released Wednesday night show the destruction of two suspected Iranian headquarters around Damascus that were hit in Israeli airstrikes earlier in the day in response to a rocket attack on northern Israel on Tuesday.

The photographs, distributed by the private Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat International, show two buildings…

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Blue Flag international air force drill hailed ‘most advanced’ to date

Israel completed its fourth international air exercise in southern Israel, Blue Flag 2019, earlier this month – a drill that planners have described as being the most advanced of its kind to date.

Towards the end of the exercise, held from Nov. 3 to Nov. 14 at Uvda Air Force Base, just north of Eilat, other jets from the Israel Air Force were…

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Israel Strikes Dozens of Iranian, Syrian Targets Following Rocket Barrage

“The attack was carried out in response to the launching of rockets by an Iranian force from Syria’s territory into Israel, intending to strike Israeli territory,” read the IDF statement, referring to a barrage of rockets launched toward Israel’s Golan on Tuesday.

“We showed the Iranians we have the capabilities to react forcefully,” said a…

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Israel strikes Hamas after it fires two rockets at Beersheva

(November 17, 2019 / JNS) Israel struck several Hamas installations in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after two rockets were fired at the city of Beersheva from the coastal territory, setting off warning sirens.

According to Israeli military sources, the country’s Iron Dome air-defense system downed both rockets. At least eight people suffered light…

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IDF launches fresh strikes in Gaza in response to rocket attacks

The Israel Defense Forces said it launched fresh airstrikes on Palestinian Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip in the predawn hours of Friday morning, in response to four rocket attacks from the coastal enclave which violated a ceasefire agreement announced the day before.

Palestinian media reported that Israeli drones and fighter jets…

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After 50 hours of fire exchanges, Israel waits to see if Gaza Strip stabilizes

(November 14, 2019 / JNS) A ceasefire that appeared fragile, and which was punctured twice by rocket fire from Gaza, went into effect on Thursday after 50 hours of combat between the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror faction and the Israel Defense Forces.

As many as 450 rockets were fired at Israeli cities and towns throughout the…

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Gaza ceasefire between Israel, Islamic Jihad said in effect from 5:30 a.m.

Egypt has brokered a ceasefire between Israel and the Islamic Jihad terror group to end two days of intense fighting in Gaza that saw hundreds of rockets fired into Israel and 32 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said early Thursday.

The truce went into effect at 5:30 a.m after three hours of tense calm…

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Gaza rockets fired into Israel despite reported ceasefire agreement

The agreement was reached following two days of cross-border violence between Israel and the PIJ

A number of projectiles launched from the Gaza strip were fired into Israel Thursday morning despite a tentative ceasefire agreement that reportedly went into effect at around 5:30 am (Jerusalem time).

According to Hebrew media, sirens and rocket…

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IDF eases all security restrictions, reopens Gaza crossings as ceasefire holds

Five projectiles fired from Gaza after truce is announced; army says Islamic Jihad rocket commander among those killed in overnight strike

The Times of Israel is liveblogging the events of Thursday, November 14, after two days of intense fighting between Israel and Gaza following the killing of Islamic Jihad terror chief Baha Abu al-Ata.

The IDF…

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Ceasefire off to shaky start as sirens wail in southern Israel

Five rockets fired from Gaza after Israel announces truce with Gaza terror group; no casualties or damage reported • Israel opens most schools, lifts security restrictions.

(November 14, 2019 / JNS) A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza-based terrorist groups that went into effect early Thursday morning was immediately put to the test as five…

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Rockets fired hours after Israel, Islamic Jihad announce ceasefire

Five rockets were fired towards southern Israel shortly after a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad went into effect after two days of heavy fighting, the IDF announced on Thursday morning.
According to the military, two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

After two days of heavy…

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52 people treated for injuries from Gaza rocket attacks

Emergency first responders from the Magen David Adom (MDA) organization have treated 52 people injured during the Gaza rocket attacks on Israel since the fighting began Tuesday morning, an MDA spokesperson said Wednesday.

All but one of the 52 people treated suffered light injuries, MDA reported, including two men ages 30 and 55 who were injured…

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More than 200 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza after Islamic Jihad leader killed

Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip sent a barrage of more than 200 rockets into Israel Tuesday and vowed further revenge after the Israeli military carried out a pair of targeted airstrikes on senior Islamic Jihad commanders, killing one in Gaza and missing the second in Syria.

An Israeli airstrike killed Baha Abu al-Ata, 42, and his wife as…

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Massive early morning rocket fire from Gaza shatters brief overnight calm

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other terror groups in the Gaza Strip resumed firing rockets into southern and central Israel after dawn Wednesday after a brief overnight respite in the violence. The Iron Dome system intercepted several of the projectiles, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Sirens sounded in southern…

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Israel hosts foreign military delegations to share knowledge of battle simulations

(November 11, 2019 / JNS) The Israel Defense Forces is preparing to host some 25 foreign military delegations this week for a first-of-its kind conference dedicated to sharing knowledge about the world of combat computer simulations.

The conference, scheduled for Nov. 12-14 in Tel Aviv, will see the IDF Operations Branch’s Chief Methodologist of…

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IDF girds for several days of fighting after 150 rockets fired at Israel

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday afternoon launched a campaign of retaliatory airstrikes against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group in the Gaza Strip following approximately six hours of unanswered rocket attacks on central and southern Israel from the enclave.

The military said its airstrikes targeted Palestinian Islamic Jihad…

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Shin Bet thwarted over 450 terror attacks in 2019, chief says

The head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic security and counterintelligence service, said Thursday that his organization had thwarted over 450 significant terror attacks in the previous year.

“In the past year, we have thwarted over 450 significant terror attacks, and we have allowed Israeli citizens to have full and comfortable lives in the…

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Gaza rocket fired at southern Israel, drawing IDF retaliation

Incoming rocket sirens sounded Thursday evening in southern Israeli communities, with the military confirming that one rocket had been launched from the Gaza Strip by Palestinian terrorists.

Reports said the rocket landed in an open field. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

The Iron Dome air defense system was activated and an…