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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman visited the IDF Gaza Division Monday morning and held a situation assessment meeting with the Chief of Staff, GOC Southern Command, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), the Gaza Division Commander, and a Shin Bet representative. After the assessment, Liberman said, “First of all, I’d like to express my appreciation to the commanders and soldiers who are determined and imbued with the spirit of battle, who perform holy work for the safety of the citizens of Israel. “Since the start of the ‘March of Return’ incidents, Hamas has absorbed 168 dead, 4,348 wounded,…

The IDF raided a Hamas-affiliated television station in the West Bank early Monday, arresting employees and confiscating broadcasting equipment. In total, 20 people were arrested in overnight operations. The army said it arrested four Palestinians suspected of incitement for their work at Al-Quds TV, which was defined earlier this month as a terror organization. The four arrested were named by Palestinian news site Wafa as station head Ala Rimawi and three freelance journalists, Sami Ulwan, Husni Injass and Qutaibah Hamdan. Wafa also said the army seized their cars and their personal computers. The Israeli military in recent years has shuttered a number of…

The IDF struck a Gaza terror cell Monday afternoon for the second time in 24 hours as Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned Hamas that Israel was not afraid to go to war. Last night Israel’s air force also struck a Gaza terror cell which had launched flaming kites and balloons into southern Israel. On Saturday, as part of an Egypt-brokered understanding, Hamas agreed to halt its violent attacks against Israel, which has included rockets, mortars, flaming kites and balloons. There have also been repeated infiltration attempts and violent riots at the Gaza-Israel border. On Friday, a Palestinian sniper killed an…

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the southern Israeli city of Sderot Monday morning, following a weekend of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu met with the heads of the local councils in the Gaza border region, as well as a kindergarten in the city. A house in Sderot suffered a direct hit from a rocket, wounding four. An additional rocket hit the courtyard of a synagogue. Communities throughout the region abutting the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave have suffered fires caused by incendiary balloons and kites launched from Gaza. “Just as we are now finishing putting an end to the tunnels,…

Israeli forces attacked Syrian military positions near the countries’ shared border early Thursday, the ‎IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed Thursday. Syrian state media also confirmed the incident, saying ‎the country’s air defenses “thwarted much of the ‎attack.” The Israeli military posted a video featuring footage of IAF missiles hitting what ‎appeared to be a hut, a ‎two-story structure and a ‎five-story structure ‎amid hilly terrain.‎ Video: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit The Syrian Arab News Agency quoted a Syrian military source as saying that ‎”The attack near Hader at the frontier of the ‎‎Israeli-occupied Golan Heights caused only material ‎‎damages.” Some Arab media…

The IDF deployed several Iron Dome batteries in southern Israel Thursday following a situational assessment, the military told The Jerusalem Post. “The IDF is prepared for several scenarios and ready to defend the citizens of the State of Israel and its sovereignty,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said. On Thursday, an IDF drone fired “a missile at a motorcycle” east of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported, adding that while there were no injuries the motorcycle was destroyed. Arrow 3 Trial (Defense Ministry) The IDF has been carrying out strikes in the Gaza Strip against vehicles…

Syrian civilians being mercilessly bombed by their own regime and turned away by neighboring Arab countries are thanking Israel for showing kindness even to its enemies. The video above shows Israeli soldiers who are part of “Operation Good Neighbor” delivering tons of food, clothing and medical supplies to the Syrian refugees amassing on their nation’s side of the Golan Heights. The refugees began streaming to the border last week when the Syrian regime and its Russian allies began indiscriminate aerial assaults on their homes, which are situated in some of the last rebel-held territory. Israeli officials said they can’t possibly…

The heavy projectile attack on Israeli towns Tuesday morning is a sign that Hamas has “lost control” over the Gaza Strip, IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said. In a series of interviews with Israeli media outlets, Manelis stressed that the IDF will not allow for such attacks to go unanswered. “Whoever carries out acts of terror should know they will face consequences,” he said. Manelis added that the IDF carried out “the most extensive attack in Gaza since Operation Protective Edge” – the 2014 military conflict between Israel and Hamas – and said the attack “will continue to grow as much as…

Hamas has admitted to lying about the violent clashes last week along the border, IDF official Ronen Manelis wrote in a Wall Street Journal article. The terror organization orchestrated the riots by encouraging participation and paying for violent attempts to breach the border fence, and the world media fell for the lies and published fake news, Manelis claimed. Hamas is lying about the clashes that took place in the Gaza Strip on Nakba Day last week, IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis claimed in an article published by the Wall Street Journal on Sunday. The terror organization orchestrated the violence along the…

A Palestinian who was planning to carry out a terror attack on Jerusalem Day was arrested at a checkpoint as he tried to enter the city on Sunday. He will likely be charged with attempted murder. It was cleared for publication on Thursday that Israel Border Police officers arrested a Palestinian man at the Qalandiya border crossing on suspicion of planning to carry out a terror attack. The arrest took place on Sunday, which was Jerusalem Day. The officers were suspicious of the Palestinian man when he presented an expired entry permit as he attempted to enter Jerusalem. When they…

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