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  • 'Growing Stream' of Gazans Flee Homes as IDF Prepares to Strike

    07/13/2014 2:47:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    The UN's special refugee agency for Palestinians, UNRWA, reported Sunday that about 4,000 residents of northern Gaza have fled their homes after the IDF told them to do so, starting last night. In addition, about 850 Palestinians with foreign nationalities are leaving Gaza through the Erez checkpoint. Three hundred of these had already done so by the early afternoon. Israeli aircraft dropped leaflets on border areas in northern Gaza, calling on the citizens to evacuate their homes before noon Sunday as it prepared to bomb the area. The IDF warned that those who do not obey their instructions will be...
  • Watch: IDF Calls Off Airstrike After Seeing Children Near Target

    07/11/2014 4:38:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    inn ^ | 7/11/2014 | Elad Benari, Canada
    The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit has uploaded a video which shows how the IDF calls off Gaza airstrikes upon realizing that there are innocent civilians in the area. In this video, showing a planned airstrike from Thursday, the airstrike was cancelled when the pilot realized that children were near his target. During the current escalation, Hamas has openly boasted about the "success" of its strategy of using civilians as human shields, and the IDF has published extensive evidence of the practice. Hamas has been encouraging as many noncombatants as possible to "protect" its positions with their bodies.
  • Sunny with Light Missile Cover Here in Tel Aviv

    07/11/2014 8:16:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | David P. Goldman
    Sunny with light missile cover in Tel Aviv this morning. I awoke to muffled thuds in the distance, Iron Dome shooting down Syrian-made missiles launched from Gaza, according to news reports. I attended the obligatory morning mixer for hotel guests at the bomb shelter, which fortunately lasted only five minutes before the all-clear sounded. I’ll write something more comprehensive on this soon — Tablet is scheduled to run my essay next Monday — but the thumbnail version is that Hamas is making a demonstration out of weakness.
  • Seeking Human Shields, Hamas Tells Gazans to Ignore IDF Warnings

    07/10/2014 2:43:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/7/14 | Yosef Berger & Ari Soffer
    Hamas has instructed Gaza residents to ignore text messages and phone calls urging them to evacuate buildings, in an apparent effort to grow its supply of "human shields." The calls and messages are sent by Israeli military officials in order to give civilians time to evacuate the area, and are communicated before the IDF targets a house terrorists were using as cover for firing missiles at Israel or for other military purposes. The Hamas-run Palestinian Authority Interior Ministry said in a message to Gaza residents that the messages "are designed to weaken our resolve and to sow panic and fear...
  • IDF kills 5 Hamas terrorists attempting to infiltrate from the sea

    07/09/2014 8:27:16 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 7 replies
    JerusleumPost ^ | 07/08/2014 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    IDF units intercepted a Hamas commando unit that sought to infiltrate Israel from the sea at Zikim Beach, just north of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. Soldiers killed several terrorists, and pursued at least one more, security sources said, stressing that they were speaking as the incident continued to unfold. A senior security official said an IDF detachment was dispatched to Zikim Beach after the military detected suspicious movements in the area. The unit engaged the terrorists, and shot and killed five of them. One soldier was lightly wounded in the exchange of fire.
  • Israeli Military Spox: Beyond Point Of No Return, We Will Paralyze Hamas

    07/09/2014 5:54:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 9,2014 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesday on CNN's "The Situation Room," host Wolf Blitzer asked Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, the Israeli Defense Forces spokesman if Hamas stopped their aggressions if further military action could be avoided.
  • HAMAS Terrorists Attempt Amphibious Assault on Israel [Bad Ending]

    07/08/2014 2:28:20 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/8/2014 | Yaakov Lappin
    Israel came under a heavy barrage of rocket fire on Tuesday night, with code red sirens sounding off in central Israel, the Jerusalem area and as far North as Binyamina. More than 40 rockets were fired into Israel in the biggest ever salvo of long-range fire from Gaza. The Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted a number of rockets and no significant injuries have been reported in the attacks. Meanwhile, 5 Hamas gunman attempted to infiltrate Israel at Zikim beach, near Gaza where they exchanged fire with IDF forces. All five terrorists were killed...
  • Family relieved at Israel release of Tampa teen

    07/07/2014 4:01:54 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 7/6/14 | GEOFF FOX
    The family of Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old Tampa boy whose brutal beating at the hands of Israeli police has made global headlines, was relieved to learn Sunday that he was released from jail. Tariq was sentenced to nine days of home detention while police investigate his involvement in violent protests that started after his cousin, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, was abducted and burned alive last week in Jerusalem. Tariq’s aunt, Sanah Abu Khdeir, of Tampa, said Sunday she hopes that the boy and his parents will be home by July 16. Tariq is an American citizen of Palestinian descent....
  • Netanyahu Makes Good On Promise To Punish Hamas As IDF Jets Light Up Gaza

    06/30/2014 8:55:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 6/02/14 | NTEB News Desk
    According to reports, sites in Khan Younes, Rafah and Beit lahia were hit Air force hits Hamas, Islamic Jihad structures; 4 reported wounded; 2 rockets explode in Israel causing damage, hours after discovery of kidnapped teens’ bodies. The Israeli Air Force struck 34 targets in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, carrying out “precision strikes” against Hamas and Islamic Jihad structures, the IDF said in a statement early Tuesday
  • IDF Hits More than 30 Terrorist Targets in Gaza

    06/30/2014 6:38:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 6/30/14 | Elad Benari
    The IDF launched extensive airstrikes in Gaza on Monday night, hitting more than 30 targets in the Hamas-controlled region. The IDF said in a statement that 34 terrorist targets throughout the region were targeted in the strikes. The statement noted that the airstrikes were in retaliation for rocket fire on southern Israel. “The IDF will continue to act decisively and as necessary against any party, until peace and the normal lives of the residents of the State of Israel are restored,” said the statement, which placed the responsibility for the rocket fire on Hamas and its different branches. Earlier Monday...
  • IAF strikes 7 Gaza terror sites in response to rocket fire on Israel

    06/25/2014 12:10:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    JPost ^ | 6/24/2014 | Staff
    The Israel Air Force struck seven terror sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night in response to a volley of rockets fired at southern Israel earlier in the evening. The IDF targeted five underground rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip, one terror activity site in central Gaza and a weapons manufacturing site in south Gaza, according to the IDF Spokesman's Office. "The Hamas terror organization and its offshoots are responsible for what happens in its jurisdiction," the Spokesman's Office said. Palestinian terrorists fired several rockets from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel on Tuesday evening. The Iron Dome...
  • New study by IDF reserve colonel says women don't belong in combat

    06/11/2014 9:47:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 6/11/14 | Carl In Jerusalem
    A new book by an IDF reserve colonel that studied women's role in combat units says that the women shouldn't be there. "The study found that a particularly high percentage of women who served in combat roles suffered physical harm during their service and will suffer for the rest of their lives from ruptured discs, stress fractures in the pelvis, uterine prolapse and more,” Sagi told Maariv/NRG. While men also suffer injuries during their military service, he said, studies prove that the female rate of injury is much higher and that the seriousness of the average injury is greater,...
  • Israeli Air Force Quadruples Firepower: 'Second Only to That of the United States'....

    06/04/2014 6:10:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican/Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2014 1:56 pm | Abraham Rabinovich, Washington Free Beacon
    Faced by threats from Iran and her proxies, the Israelis can't even count on the standard logic of deterrence, which is built upon the assumption of self-preservation. That might work if your enemy is North Korea -who's elite are enjoying life/perks- but Israel's enemies are mostly genocidal kooks who can't wait to die for the cause, from Tehran all the way down to the ground in southern Lebanon/Gaza... But what they can do is ensure they possess the capability to smash any foolishness from Hezbollah and/or Hamas promptly, since these groups lack the infrastructure for any sort of mass attack on...
  • TED Publishes Anti-Israel Lies in Interview With Arab Photographer

    05/22/2014 7:05:00 PM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 1 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | May 22, 2014 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Home » News & Views » Israel » IDF » TED Publishes Anti-Israel Lies in Interview With Arab Photographer On the TED blog, Mohammed was allowed to caption her own pictures. In those captions and during brief sections of the interview, Mohammed provided wildly inaccurate accounts of the activities, ethical standards, and operating procedures of the Israel Defense Forces. By: Lori Lowenthal Marcus Published: May 23rd, 2014 You are currently on page: 1 2 All Pages print The TED Universe. The TED Universe. Photo Credit: Facebook Who doesn’t love TED? For those who don’t know, TED is the phenomenally popular...
  • IDF Says Footage of Nakba Day ‘Killings’ is Misleading

    05/22/2014 10:55:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 5/20/2014, 12:59 PM | Gil Ronen
    Palestinian Arab activists and radical leftists have uploaded an edited video that claims to show security camera footage of the IDF shooting two Arab youths, in an incident that took place last Thursday, on “Nakba Day.” The youths hurled rocks at IDF soldiers at the Bitunia checkpoint, not far from Beit El. The footage appears to show them dropping to the ground as they walked away from the IDF position. The IDF said that the video is heavily edited in order to give a false picture of what really took place. “On Thursday, a violent and illegal disturbance took place...
  • Top court hears appeal on American activist’s death

    05/21/2014 7:59:16 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 46 replies
    Almost two years after a Haifa court ruled that Israel was not negligent in the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie during a protest against IDF operations in the Gaza Strip, the Supreme Court heard her family’s appeal of the verdict Wednesday afternoon. Speaking before the hearing in Jerusalem, Craig Corrie, the activist’s father, said the lower court’s ruling had given the army “immunity and impunity.” “I think that’s very dangerous,” he said. “I hope the Israeli high court will change the findings, but if they don’t, I hope the world and the world press will bring it into...
  • Defense Chief Says Missionaries Free to Convert the Jewish Army

    05/18/2014 9:49:14 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 31 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 19, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The IDF has ruled that the army has no reason to prevent a soldier preaching Christianity if he is meeting with soldiers in an informal and routine social activity.
  • Catholic Mom and Haredi Convert Son Reunited by IDF

    05/15/2014 12:36:09 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 4 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 15, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Diego Tafiah, a convert from Colombia who now is a Haredi soldier, in the IDF, met his Catholic mother and sister for the first time in six years Wednesday night after they were flown in to Israel for a ceremony marking the end of his combat unit’s basic training course.
  • Israel navy has new weapon to counter Hezbollah

    05/12/2014 8:34:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | 05.08.14 | Yoav Zitun
    IAI-developed radar has greater range than its predecessors, can distinguish between enemy and friendly ships, detect multiple targets simultaneously. Israel's navy has a new weapon in the fight against threats from Syria and Hezbollah. Its newly installed "MF-STAR" radar system is designed to counter the Yakhont (S-800) anti-ship missiles used by both. The IDF says that the radar, manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), has a greater range in comparison to the previous generation of systems, can mark more targets at once, and detect enemy ships hiding among dozens of friendly or non-combatant vessels. The radar, installed on one of...
  • IDF facing budget disaster; Ya’alon: ‘The money is gone’

    05/08/2014 3:43:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 05.09.14, 01:13 | Alex Fishman
    Chief of Staff Benny Gantz is being careful of voicing the facts publicly, but Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has stepped up to the plate and told the truth of reality for him. “The money is gone. The defense apparatus is in crisis, and we need to loosen up the defense budget now,” Ya’alon said. Military officials have been debating whether or not to go to the media to address the problem. Their fear was not only public confrontation in front of the political leadership, but primarily the possible harm to the IDF’s deterrence capability. …
  • Security and defense: Early alert (IDF's Southern Border Network)

    04/25/2014 8:37:46 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/26/2014 | Yaakov Lappin
    “We’re called the Eitam Battalion because that was the name of the second stop overtaken by [the biblical] Israelites in Sinai, on their way out of Egypt,” Savion said. “We are a strategic combat response to any developments on this border. If we see travelers in this region during the holidays, it’s a sign we are succeeding.” THIS IS how the battalion works: The surveillance towers growing out of the dunes feed control centers with advanced radar and visual imagery, and the data is sent to two regional control centers. From there, controllers scanning their screens direct security forces to...
  • Elite Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel's Northern Border Threats

    04/23/2014 5:23:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 22nd, 2014 | Hana Levi Julian
    The Northern Bedouin Tracking Unit commanded by Lt. Col. Majdi Mazarib protects Israel from kidnapings, infiltrators and 100,000 rockets. A special unit in the Israeli army comprised solely of Bedouin trackers is keeping Israel’s northern border safe. The Northern Bedouin Tracking Unit commanded by Lt. Col. Majdi Mazarib protects Israel from kidnapings, infiltrators and 100,000 rockets, among myriad other threats emanating from Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist organization. Speaking in Arabic, Lt. Col. Mazarib tells an interviewer in a video piece on his unit, “From Israel’s founding, the Bedouin community has chosen to volunteer and serve in the IDF, and actively participate...
  • Violent clashes between IDF and Palestinians break out in Hebron

    04/17/2014 8:12:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    As thousands of Jewish visitors stream in to visit the Cave of the Patriarchs to celebrate Passover holiday, dozens of rioters throw stones at soldiers in West Bank city. For the second day in a row violent clashes broke out between the IDF and Palestinian activists in Hebron by the Policeman’s Checkpoint in the West Bank city. On Thursday the clashes occurred on the sidelines of a Hebron demonstration to mark Prisoner Security forces responded with riot dispersal means, including tear gas. The checkpoint separates the section of the city that is under control of the Palestinian Authority from the...
  • IDF, far-right settlers clash during razing of illegal structures in West Bank

    04/08/2014 4:24:57 AM PDT · by zoharm · 3 replies
    IDF, far-right settlers clash during razing of illegal structures in West Bank
  • More excuses: IDF officers, young Israelis routinely denied visas to the US

    03/26/2014 8:50:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/26/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Over the past three weeks, we've heard several excuses for the denial of visas to the United States for Israelis. We've been told that visas were denied in order to remove Israel from the 'white list' of countries whose citizens qualify for longer-term visas. We've been told that the United States has been systematically denying visas to Shin Bet (General Security Service) and Mossad agents, to representatives of the IDF and to executives of companies in Israel's defense industry, and it was implied that was out of a fear of competition in the defense industry. And we've been told that...
  • New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem (Muslims Throw Puppies at IDF)

    03/22/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Israellycool ^ | March 18, 2014 | Judge Dan
    New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem Update: The source for this post is the “0404 News“, an internet based outlet that report predominantly about Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, IDF. More often than not, they are tipped directly by IDF and Police personnel about items, especially items that do not gain media attention, like rock throwing, firebombs, and other attacks on armed forces and civilians, often accompanied with private photos taken with their cellular phones. While I personally do not doubt the veracity of this report, it should be stated that as of now, no other news outlets...
  • Why Israeli Gals Will NEVER Have to Wear Burkas...

    03/18/2014 11:27:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    IDF.il  More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Israel Prepares for Possible Attack by Hijacked Malaysian Plane

    03/16/2014 5:49:17 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 77 replies
    Breibart ^ | 03/16/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    According to the Times of Israel, Israel's Channel 2 has revealed that Israeli air defenses have been boosted, and approaching civilian aircraft will be asked to identify themselves far earlier. Though the flight was presumed at first to have crashed, whole or in pieces, into the ocean, passive satellite transmissions from the aircraft suggest that it made a deliberate course change and may have headed north into central Asia. Pakistan has already said that the flight never registered on its radar, but at least one expert has suggested the flight could have landed in Bangladesh, whose air defenses presumably would...
  • Here we go? 50-55 rockets fired by Islamic Jihad, IDF preparing ground response

    03/12/2014 7:37:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/12/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    2014 is not continuing the 'no rockets' of 2013. In less than the last hour, Islamic Jihad has fired 50-55 rockets into southern Israel, and the IDF is preparing ground troops to respond. IDF Radio is reporting that between 50 and 55 rockets have landed in Israel so far, after initial reports put the number at closer to 25. Of those, at least five were launched at Sderot; the Iron Dome has stopped some of them from making an impact on Israeli soil, according to the latest updates. No injuries have been reported. The Islamic Jihad terrorist group has claimed...
  • Israel passes law to conscript ultra-Orthodox Jews into military

    03/12/2014 2:29:15 PM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 12 Mar 2014 | AP
    Law passed in Knesset on Wednesday will require army to conscript increasing number of ultra-Orthodox Jews each year Israeli lawmakers passed a contentious law on Wednesday meant to draft ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military – the culmination of a drive for reforms that has resulted in mass protests by the religious community in Israel and beyond. The issue of conscription of the ultra-Orthodox is at the heart of a cultural war in Israel. The matter featured prominently in elections last year that led to the establishment of the centre-right government, which has pushed for the legislation. Wednesday's vote passed 67-1...
  • Gazans bombard southern Israel in massive rocket attack

    03/12/2014 11:56:31 AM PDT · by standingfirm · 52 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3-12-14 | Adiv Sterman
    Dozens of rockets as well as mortar rounds were fired from the Gaza Strip Wednesday at southern Israeli towns. Hours later the IDF fired tank shells at what it termed “terror targets” in the Strip. Israeli reports put the number of rockets at over 60, and Islamic Jihad, which took responsibility for the attack, said it had fired 90 rockets at Israel. The organization said in a statement that it had launched an ongoing “military operation,” which it termed “Breaking the Silence.” No Israeli casualties were initially reported in the largest attack from the Strip since Operation Pillar of Defense...
  • IDF Shoots Rock Thrower Dead

    03/10/2014 12:31:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    inn ^ | 3/10/14 | Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer
    An IDF force lying in ambush shot dead an Arab terrorist who was preparing to throw rocks at Israeli cars traveling on Road 60, north of Jerusalem. The incident took place near Givat Asaf, in the Binyamin region, on Monday evening. The ambush was placed following an uptick in the number of similar attacks as of late. It is too early to say whether it signals a change in IDF policy toward rock throwers, but the military action appears to be a departure from the policy of the last few years, which has been marked by extreme hesitance to use...
  • Fifty thousand Orthodox Jews take over TEN BLOCKS of New York in protest over Israeli army plan..

    03/10/2014 5:51:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 123 replies
    AP ^ | March 10, 2014 | Staff
    Ten city blocks of Manhattan became a river of black Sunday as 50,000 dark-clad ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets to protest Israel's proposal to force their young boys into its army. The gathering took up a stretch of Water Street, with demonstrators standing behind police barricades amid tight security as they prayed in solidarity with their brethren in Israel. 'These kids, a lot of them don't know how to hold a gun. They don't know what physical warfare is,' said Long Island rabbinical student Shmuel Gruis.
  • Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu story (movie review)

    03/08/2014 12:03:39 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Follow Me the movie ^ | March 8, 2014 | Unattributed
    JULY 4, 1976 ENTEBBE, UGANDA – Led by Lieutenant Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu, crack Israeli commandos race from their airplanes covered by the midnight darkness. Methodically, they approach a non-descript airline terminal, burst inside, killing the stunned terrorists. Helpless and shocked, 103 hostages lift their heads and gratefully weep at the mesmerizing sight of their saviors. As the alarms begin to sound, the Israeli soldiers strike with surgical precision and speed — a lightning bolt of controlled, finely rehearsed fury. It is all over in a few minutes. Terrorists lay dead. The hostages rush out to board the transport planes waiting...
  • 'We stop Iranian arms smuggling often,' says Israeli security source

    03/06/2014 1:03:02 PM PST · by shepardspie33
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 6, 2014 | Yaakov Lappin
    Iran "will investigate how it was exposed, will stop smuggling to Gaza for months" after exposure, source adds. At any given time, Israel's defense establishment is monitoring Iranian arms smuggling and terror-financing networks, a security source revealed on Thursday, a day after the Israel Navy intercepted an Iranian attempt to smuggle powerful rockets to the Gaza Strip on a commercial ship off the coast of Sudan. Currently, IDF Military Intelligence is managing investigations "no less significant" than the Iranian attempt to bring Syrian-made M-302 rockets to Gaza, the source added, describing the covert investigations as part of a far wider...
  • Obama Cuts Funds for Israeli Missile Defense

    03/05/2014 5:09:42 PM PST · by blueyon · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/05/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    In the same week that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intercepted a Gaza-bound shipment of Syrian missiles from Iran, President Barack Obama is asking Congress to reduce U.S. funding for Israel's missile defense programs by $200 million, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
  • Footage Released from IDF Raid on Iranian Weapons Ship

    03/05/2014 4:32:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 3/5/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The grainy footage shows the Klos C, labeled as Panamanian but carrying Syrian missiles and warheads on a Tehran-built ship, being surrounded by Israeli forces as it floats along the Red Sea. Earlier Wednesday, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon revealed that the ship had embarked from Bandar Abbas, Iran and was en route to Port Sudan.
  • Palestinians mark DFLP anniversary with armed procession near Jerusalem

    02/23/2014 10:19:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Palestinians in the village of Abu Dis, which lies just outside of the Jerusalem municipal boundaries, staged a procession over the weekend to mark the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Marxist faction and a member organization of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Dozens of Palestinians were seen brandishing AK-47 and M16 semiautomatic rifles as well as hand grenades and pistols while clad in military gear, according to Israel Radio. A number of shots were fired in the air during the festivities. .....
  • 13 Palestinians said wounded by IDF on Gaza border

    02/21/2014 1:16:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 22/21/14 | staff
    GAZA CITY — Thirteen Palestinian protesters were wounded by Israeli army gunfire Friday in clashes near the border fence in the central Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical sources said. Ashraf al-Qudra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run health ministry, said one man was in serious condition after being shot in the head. Also, a 12-year-old boy reportedly suffered a head injury when he was struck by a tear gas canister, according to Palestinian sources cited by Israel Radio. Qudra said the shooting, not far from Jabaliya northeast of Gaza City, came after the Palestinians threw stones at Israeli soldiers.
  • 7th Armored Brigade ditches old tanks for Merkava Mark IV

    02/12/2014 8:48:20 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/11/2014 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Based in the Golan Heights, the 7th Armored Brigade has relied on Merkava Mark II tanks for more than 20 years. An Armored Corps brigade based in the North is set to do away with its aged tanks and begin receiving the IDF’s last word in tank warfare, the Merkava Mark IV, equipped with the Trophy antitank- missile shield. Based in the Golan Heights, the 7th Armored Brigade has relied on Merkava Mark II tanks for more than 20 years. Some of the older tanks were manufactured in the late 1970s, but have since undergone a series of technological upgrades....
  • IDF Uncovers Massive Weapons Cache

    01/21/2014 10:18:24 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Maayana Miskin
    Soldiers and Border Police found a large weapons cache in an operation in a Palestinian town in the "seam zone" - the area located east of the 1949 armistice line, and to the west of the Judea and Samaria security barrier. Lieutenant-Colonel Roi Nahari, who heads the regiment which made the discovery, spoke to Arutz Sheva about the operation, which took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning. “The regiment, along with Border Police and other forces, entered the village. Several people who are connected to terrorist activity were arrested, and a large quantity of weapons was discovered,” he...
  • Bad luck: Same family killed in Syria by Assad and by IDF bombing in Gaza

    01/01/2014 6:39:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/1/14 | Robert Spencer
     But if you doubt the atrocity tales that Islamic supremacists tell, you're a greasy Islamophobe, a genocide denier, and worse.
  • Upgraded IDFs carrying cluster bombs to be revealed next month

    12/31/2013 9:24:03 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2013-12-31 | Claudia Liu and Elizabeth Hsu
    Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Taiwan's Air Force will showcase its upgraded Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) Jan. 16, when the Ching-kuo fighter jets will be armed with locally developed Wan Chien weapons systems, the Air Force said Tuesday. Seventy-one out of more than 120 on-duty IDFs saw upgrades by state-run Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. to reinforce air-to-ground combat capacity on the decade-old jets. To take some of the burden off of the nation's F-16 fleet, Wan Chien (literally "ten thousand swords") systems have been added to the IDFs, giving the fighters the ability to fire cluster bombs with a range of...
  • Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

    12/29/2013 6:53:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 12/26/2013, 11:44 AM | Maayana Miskin
    Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, the Chief Rabbi of Ramat Gan, has come out with strong statements against mandatory military service for women. Rabbi Ariel was particularly outspoken regarding combat service for women, but made it clear in an interview with Arutz Sheva that he opposes mandatory non-combat service as well. Female soldiers should serve strictly in a volunteer capacity, he declared. […] Rabbi Ariel then made a clear distinction between male and female recruits. “We are against the approach of ‘enslaving’ girls. Women are not combatants. Women and men cannot serve together in the field in combat—it is dangerous to security,...
  • Obama Admin to IDF Generals: Stop Being So Concerned About Israel’s Security

    12/26/2013 1:04:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    free beacon ^ | 12/26/13 | Staff
    The Obama administration is pressuring Israeli generals to stop publicly voicing their concerns about the administration’s security proposals in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and instead endorse the administration’s plans, according to Israeli media reports. The administration is seeking a complete or partial IDF withdrawal from the Jordan Valley, where the border between Israel and Jordan lies at the eastern edge of Judea and Samaria, also called the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority has long sought control of the valley. However, Israel and Jordan are opposed to an IDF withdrawal, which they fear would enable the transit of terrorists and arms through Jordan...
  • Details of 2000 Ramallah Lynch of IDF Soldiers Revealed

    12/24/2013 12:02:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 12/24/2013, 1:55 PM | Tova Dvorin
    The Yediot Aharonot newspaper revealed Tuesday new details of the brutal murders of reservists Yossi Avrahami and Vadim Nurzhitz. The soldiers were lynched in Ramallah in October 2000. The soldiers lost their way to their base on October 12, 2000, ending up in the Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled city of Ramallah by mistake. PA police forces took the two into custody. Word reached local PA residents that undercover Israeli agents were being held in the building; some 1000 rioters reportedly gathered outside. The IDF declined to take action to rescue the soldiers; they were eventually stormed by the rioters. …
  • US, Germany Threaten IDF Not to Move Academies to Mt. Scopus (in Jerusalem)

    12/19/2013 1:32:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 12/19/2013, 10:58 AM | David Lev
    The United States and Germany have issued an ultimatum to the IDF, a report Thursday said: No American or German army officers will work with IDF training academies if the army goes ahead with plans to relocate them to Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. The ultimatum could explain why Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced earlier this week that the plan to move them was to be delayed. Sources said that the IDF has begun looking for other sites for its military program as a result. …
  • One Terrorist Killed, Five Injured in Jenin Clashes

    12/18/2013 6:38:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/13
    IDF soldiers shot dead a Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist and wounded at least five others during a counterterrorism operation in the Samaria (Shomron) region Wednesday. Clashes broke out after Israeli special forces came under fire after being exposed in the course of an undercover operation to arrest local Hamas commander Jamal Abu al-Haija. "Earlier this evening during a counter terrorism activity in Jenin, Palestinians opened fire and threw improvised grenades and explosive devices at security forces," a statement said. Soldiers "retaliated towards the perpetrators in self defense. Several Palestinians were wounded in the exchange of fire" and taken by the...
  • Lebanese sniper kills IDF soldier near border

    12/15/2013 2:29:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 12/15/13
    A Lebanese army sniper killed an Israeli soldier near the border fence near Rosh Hanikra on Sunday night. An initial IDF assessment, based on data from lookout positions on the border, found shots were fired by a soldier from the Lebanese Armed Forces who apparently was acting alone. Six to seven shots were fired at the IDF soldier who was standing on a road adjacent to the electronic border fence with Lebanon.
  • Report: Germany to sell Israel 2 destroyers for 1 billion euros

    12/07/2013 12:51:09 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies
    German daily reports that torpedo-laden destroyers are intended to provide protection for Israel's natural gas installations. Germany has agreed to sell Israel two destroyers in exchange for one billion euros, AFP reported on Saturday, citing a report in German daily Bild. According to the report, the torpedo-laden destroyers are intended to provide protection for Israel's natural gas installations. Bild reported that the head of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's National Security Council, Yossi Cohen, visited Berlin last week. A German government spokeswoman confirmed Cohen's visit, but declined to comment on the nature of his business in Berlin, according to AFP. Israeli...