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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…

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Israeli forces thwart stabbing attack at Cave of the Patriarchs

The suspected female terrorist approached Border Police officers stationed at the holy site and attempted to stab one member before being shot; her condition is described as critical; there were no reported injuries among Israeli forces.

Israeli security thwarted a suspected terror attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of…

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Israeli fighters down UAV over Gaza

(October 30, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Israeli fighter jets were scrambled late Tuesday afternoon to intercept an unauthorized Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) over the Gaza Strip, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reported.

The interception was ordered because the UAV was flying at the very unusual altitude of four kilometers (some 12,000 feet).


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Abbas orders to rebuild home of soldier’s killer, razed by IDF for second time

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday ordered to rebuild the house of a Palestinian convicted of killing an Israeli soldier, just hours after the killer’s family home had been demolished by IDF forces for the second time within a year.

Staff Sgt. Ronen Lubarsky, 20, died from his wounds after Islam Yusuf Hamid, 33, dropped a marble slab…

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IDF downs drone flown in from Gaza Strip

Israeli forces brought down a drone on Thursday as it was flying in the area of the border fence along the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces said.

The drone was detected in the area of the southern Gaza Strip and “was brought down by IDF troops,” the army said in a statement.

The army did not give details on the size or design of the drone,…

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The IDF’s secret weapon against Iran

Israel’s military has a secret weapon as the war-between-war campaign against Hezbollah and Iran continues to expand: the Language Teaching Department at the Military Intelligence and Cyber Instruction Unit (MICIU), a language school where soldiers become fluent in Arabic or Farsi in under two months.

In a nondescript building in a base in the…

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IDF nears completion of new Gaza border fortifications

Israel is nearing completion of new defense works being constructed on the Gaza border in response to weekly border riots, threats from anti-tank missiles and other terror attacks, according to a Channel 13 report broadcast on Wednesday.

The project includes defenses against missiles and improved sniper posts, which have been better fortified,…

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Israel, bracing for Iranian assault, studies recent attack on Saudi oil facility

Israel’s defense establishment is analyzing last month’s strike on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which is being blamed on Iran, to learn how to protect the country from a possible similar assault, Hebrew media reported Monday.

The September 14 combined drone and cruise missile barrage on two facilities knocked out half of the kingdom’s oil…

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Explosive detonated near West Bank IDF position, 2nd device neutralized

An explosive device was detonated next to an Israel Defense Forces position near the town of Beit Ummar in the West Bank on Friday evening, the military said in a statement.

A second device was discovered at the army post and was neutralized by sappers.

There were no reports of any injuries in the primary explosion but there was damage to the…

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Israel arrests terrorists behind murder of Israeli teen Rina Shnerb


Israeli security forces arrested the terrorists involved in the murder of 17-year-old Rina Shnerb, who was killed in a bombing in the West Bank last month that also wounded her father and brother, the defense establishment said Saturday.

Rina was killed, her 19-year-old brother Dvir was seriously wounded and her father Eitan was lightly…

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Israel ‘well-prepared’ for any spill-over from attack on Saudi oil plant, PM says

Israel is prepared for the possibility it might be drawn into any U.S.-Iranian confrontation over a strike on a Saudi oil plant, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.

“I am taking care of our security on a 360 degree basis, and I can tell you that we are well-prepared,” Netanyahu, who hopes for reelection in a national vote on…

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Palestinian woman shot after pulling knife on guards at checkpoint

(September 18, 2019 / JNS) A Palestinian woman was shot dead by an Israeli guard when she threatened soldiers with a knife at the Qalandia checkpoint outside Jerusalem early Wednesday morning.

Entering a car lane on foot, the woman, who was in her 50s, aroused the suspicion of the guards, who called out to her to stop.

According to police, the…

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An IDF tank attacked a Hamas post in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday after three rockets were fired from Gaza, setting off rocket sirens in the towns of Yad Mordechai and Netiv HaAsara Hof Ashkelon Regional Council in southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon, according to an IDF’s spokesperson.

Palestinian media reported initial reports of…

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IDF strikes Hamas targets in response to armed drone attack from Gaza

(September 8, 2019 / JNS) Israeli jets hit a Hamas naval-equipment depot and two aerial operations “military centers” on Saturday after an armed drone entered Israeli airspace from the Gaza Strip earlier in the day, according to a statement by the Israel Defense Forces. The cell responsible for launching the drone was also targeted, according to…

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No one was injured in Israel by a number of anti-tank missiles fired from Lebanon across the border, prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday evening.

Israel, he said, responded to the fire by firing 100 mortars into Lebanon and attacking from the air.

“We are consulting about the future, are prepared for any scenario, and will decide on…

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Israel says uncovers Hezbollah missile site in Lebanon

Israel says Hezbollah is housing dozens of precision missiles in Lebanon, including densely populated areas

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Tuesday published information regarding a site allegedly set up by Hezbollah to produce precision-guided missiles in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley near the town of Nabi Chit.

“The facility was established in…

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“We acted with determination and responsibility yesterday,” Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanayhu said on Monday in a video message, adding that “We kept our citizens safe and maintained the peace of our soldiers.”

“The man in the bunker in Beirut knows exactly why he is in the bunker,” he said, referring to Hezbollah leader…

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As tensions spike in north, IDF cancels leave for combat brigades

The army’s Northern Command said Thursday it had canceled all leave for combat brigades on Israel’s northern border, just hours after the military’s commander in the north warned Israel would offer a “harsh” response to any Hezbollah attack.

Israeli troops on the Lebanese and Syrian borders have been on high alert this week over fears of a…