IDF commander shoots Palestinian dead after vehicle ambushed

IDF vehicle

In response to being pelted with stones, a brigade commander in the IDF’s Judea and Samaria Division shot and killed a Palestinian on Friday morning, the IDF confirmed.

Palestinian rioters began throwing stones at  Col. Israel Shomer’s vehicle and in response, after firing warning shots he opened fire and killed one of them. The victim was identified as a seventeen-year-old named Muhammad al-Casba.

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Iron Dome gets mysterious upgrade

Iron Dome

Israel has successfully upgraded its Iron Dome missile-defense system, the Defense Ministry said Thursday, without elaborating on the specific improvements.

A series of tests was performed to “widen the capacity and improve the performance” of the system, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. It added that Israel faces “an unprecedented array of threats” presumably ranging from mortars to long-range missiles from a variety of origins.

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IDF boosts defenses along Sinai border

IDF

Fearing Islamic State spillover, Israel has beefed up security along its border with Egypt after a wave of unprecedented terror attacks by the militant group in Sinai Peninsula killed at least 70 people, mostly soldiers.

Following a series of situation assessment meetings at the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Southern Command, the Israeli Defence Ministry yesterday decided to close the Nitzana and Kerem Shalom crossings on the southern border, but re-opened Kerem Shalom this morning.  Click here to read the story.

Israeli soldiers push back against claims of abuse against Palestinians

It was a rhetorical shot heard around the world. Not coming from the UN. But from an Israeli NGO. Claiming that Israeli soldiers abused Palestinians during the incursion into Gaza. Now a group of IDF soldiers is pushing back via social media. Claiming that they followed the proper rules of engagement. Even when under heavy fire from Hamas.