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IDF hits over 300 targets in Gaza; hundreds of terrorists surrender

Israeli ground, air and naval forces struck more than 300 targets in the Gaza Strip over the past day, causing heavy Hamas casualties and destroying terror infrastructure, the Israel Defense Forces reported on Wednesday morning.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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Gaza hospital director admits Hamas uses hospitals for military purposes

Kamal Adwan Hospital director Ahmad Kahlot of Jabalya in northern Gaza has confessed to the Shin Bet that Hamas took over his hospital as a military operations center, it was revealed on Tuesday. Kahlot told his interrogators that he joined Hamas in 2010 at the equivalent rank of a brigadier general.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

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US-led coalition to counter Houthi attacks in Red Sea

The United States is launching a multinational force to counter the maritime threat posed by Iran-backed Houthi terrorists in Yemen.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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At UN, West accuses Iran of illegal missile testing, high-grade uranium enrichment

The Western powers in the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran accused Tehran on Monday of developing and testing ballistic missiles, transferring hundreds of drones to Russia, and enriching uranium to an unprecedented 60 percent level for a country without a declared nuclear weapons program — all in violation of a UN resolution endorsing the deal.

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IDF shells terror sites in Lebanon in response to rocket fire

Israel Defense Forces artillery on Tuesday struck several terror sites in Lebanon after a rocket was launched towards the Jewish state.

Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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US weighs strike options to deter Houthis from more Red Sea attacks

Top Biden administration officials are actively weighing options to strike back at Houthis in Yemen after the Iran-backed group launched new attacks on naval and commercial ships in the Red Sea on Saturday, according to two U.S. officials.

Read more: Politico

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Israel-linked hackers claim cyberattack that hit 70% of Iran’s gas stations

A hacking group widely reported as being linked to Israel has taken responsibility for a cyberattack that’s knocked out the majority of gas stations across Iran, leading to long lines of cars and angry crowds.

Read more: CNBC

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Gaza war claims lives of five soldiers amid battles for Hamas strongholds

Four troops were killed in fighting in Gaza and another soldier died of his wounds, the army announced Monday, as Israel’s military extended its thrust into battle-hardened Hamas strongholds on opposite ends of the enclave, seizing weapons and suitcases stuffed with over $1 million in cash.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Austin to press Jerusalem to scale back war against Hamas

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Israel on Monday, where he was expected to pressure Jerusalem to scale back the war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
He met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv in the afternoon after an earlier meeting with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.
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Hundreds of US synagogues receive bomb threats as spree continues despite arrests

Hundreds of synagogues and Jewish institutions across the United States received bomb threats by email this weekend, in a substantial acceleration of a months-long spree of hoax threats.

The Secure Community Network, which coordinates security for Jewish institutions nationwide, said early Sunday that it had tracked 199 threats over the past 24…

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IDF: One in five Hezbollah rockets fired at Israel land in Lebanon

Of the hundreds of rockets and missiles fired into Israel’s north by Iran’s Lebanese terror proxy, Hezbollah, one in five fell short and struck inside Lebanese territory, the IDF spokesperson’s unit said on Thursday.

According to the IDF, from one barrage of rockets fired by Hezbollah this week, eight rockets landed inside Lebanon.

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Families of hostages meet with UN chief, accuse him of not doing enough to free them

Representatives of families of Israelis held hostage in Gaza met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres overnight Thursday in New York, and accused the UN of not doing enough to help free their relatives.

Read more: The Times of Israel

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Hamas rigs children’s backpacks, dolls, in ambush on IDF forces in Gaza

The IDF located and exposed a Hamas terrorist ambush at the entrance to a tunnel shaft, using dolls and children’s backpacks in an attempt to lure soldiers in hopes of finding hostages, the Israeli military said Friday.

The items, which contained speakers playing crying sounds, were placed near a tunnel shaft which connects to a large network…

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Israel aid supplemental critical for long-term defense, possible second front, experts say

The future of U.S. President Joe Biden’s request for $14.3 billion in supplemental aid for Israel became dimmer on Thursday, as the House of Representatives adjourned until the new year.
Read more: Jewish News Syndicate

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White House sharply diverges from Israel in long-term goal of war

Another major tactical disagreement between Washington and Jerusalem spilled into public view on Thursday during U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s visit to Israel.

Read more: Jewish Insider

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IDF drops leaflets offering huge rewards for Hamas leaders’ locations

The IDF distributed flyers across Gaza on Thursday, promising huge rewards to anyone who would provide information on the locations of senior Hamas leaders hiding in the Strip.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post

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7 terrorists ‘acting in Hamas’s name’ arrested in Denmark

Danish authorities said on Thursday they had made several arrests in a coordinated action across the country on suspicion of preparation for an antisemitic terrorist attack.

Read more: i24 News

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Turkish MP who collapsed after saying Israel will ‘suffer Allah’s wrath’ dies

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announces the death of lawmaker Hasan Bitmez, local media reports, two days after he collapsed in parliament, suffering a heart attack at the end of a livestreamed parliamentary speech in which he slammed Israel and said it wouldn’t be able to “escape the wrath of Allah.”

Read more: The Times of Israel