During the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, 11 ceasefires were violated. None by Israel. pic.twitter.com/eBb5QX8iol
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 15, 2015
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.
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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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.
What do the Taliban, ISIS, Boko Haram and the IDF have in common? One UN official maintains they all pose threats to children. That’s why the secretary general’s special representative for children and armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui, is about to recommend blacklisting the IDF.
Israel has been bolstering its forces on the Golan Heights amid fears that Islamic State (Isis) jihadists are close to gaining control of the Syrian side of the strategic plateau.
A pipe bomb was thrown at an IDF force that was trying to manage a riot in which around 50 Palestinians took part near the settlement of Ofra. The IDF launched searches in order to locate the suspects.
An Arab Israeli veteran of the IDF has created a Facebook page that tries to paint the IDF in a positive light. The page, in Arabic, has, as one might expect, prompted a lot of commentary. Surprisingly, many of those commenting from throughout the Arab world. are posting messages of love an admiration for the Israeli military.
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.