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Israel Strikes Syria After Mortars Hit Golan Heights

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day. Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in an open area in the northern Golan Heights. No alarm sounded at that time.

Israeli Navy Expedites Order for New Submarines

TEL AVIV, Israel — In a dramatic departure from previous Israeli Navy modernization plans — which prescribed several years of study before determining requirements for its future undersea force — a senior officer now says the service needs three new Dolphin AIP-class submarines “as fast as possible.”

Syrian Refugees Treated in Israel Warm to Jewish State

Seven wounded Syrians—two children, four women and a man—waited in pain for darkness to fall to cross into enemy territory. Under the faint moonlight, Israeli military medical corps quickly whisked the patients across the hostile frontier into armored ambulances headed to hospitals for intensive care.

Israeli Navy Fears Hamas Terror Attempts By Sea

While Hamas’s terror tunnels and its reportedly refilled and upgraded rocket arsenal garner attention, the Israeli Navy is keeping a watchful eye on the terror group’s growing maritime capabilities and is investing its resources in preventing attacks “at sea and from the sea,” a naval officer said.

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Israel Defense Sales on Upward Trend

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel’s Defense Ministry reported Wednesday that Israeli firms signed $6.5 billion in new export contracts for 2016, an $800 million rise above previous-year levels and an indication of an upward trend after a disappointing $5.6 billion in 2014.

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European, Arab States join Israel and U.S. in Major Air Forces Exercise

The Israeli air force is among four other nations participating in a joint exercise that began yesterday in Greece. The Iniohos 2017 exercise, which is being hosted at Greece’s Andravida Air Base, will be a “complex exercise” according to the Greek Air Force and will include fighter planes from the US, Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Italy and Greece.