Tag: Israel security

Israeli girls walk into a shelter as a siren is heard as part of an army drill simulating a rocket attack on Israel, in a school in Jerusalem, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

False Alarm Sends Israeli Golan Residents into Bomb Shelters

Incoming rocket sirens blared across the Israeli Golan Heights in the predawn hours of Wednesday morning, sending residents of the area scrambling to bomb shelters in what was later determined to have been a false alarm, the army said.

Palestinian security forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority stand at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip on July 17, 2018. - Israel further tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip preventing fuel deliveries through its only goods crossing with the Palestinian enclave after scores of …

Hamas Warns of ‘Dangerous Consequences’ Over Closure of Gaza Crossing

The Hamas terrorist group on Monday warned Israel of “dangerous consequences” over its fresh restrictions at a commercial crossing with the Gaza Strip, as the administrators of the Rafah passage linking Egypt to the Palestinian enclave announced its crossing would also be shuttered in both directions on Tuesday.

The Hamas training facility in Gaza City destroyed on July 14 2018 by the air force. (IDF spokesperson)

IDF Video Counters Hamas ‘Fake News’ on Terror Target

Israel’s chief military liaison to the Palestinians released an Arabic-language Facebook video Sunday accusing the Hamas terror of spreading “fake news” and challenging reports that Israel had hit a playground in Gaza in its airstrikes Saturday.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - AUGUST 31: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli man rides his bicycle past the 'Iron Dome' missile defense system as it is deployed on August 31, 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tensions are rising in Israel amid international talks of a military intervention In Syria. (Photo by Uriel …

Israel Deploys Iron Dome Around Tel Aviv After Gaza Rocket Onslaught

The military on Sunday announced that it will be deploying additional Iron Dome missile defense batteries in southern Israel and in the greater Tel Aviv area, following large-scale clashes with the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip over the weekend.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) speak to the media during a visit by Netanyahu at the Chancellery on June 4, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Netanyahu is travelling this week to Berlin, Paris and London in an effort to convince European leaders to adopt …

Netanyahu to Hamas: Whoever Hurts Israel Will Be Hit With ‘Great Strength’

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday sent a warning message to Hamas that “whoever hurts Israel” would be targeted swiftly and harshly and that Israel would respond to any and all provocations, including the launching of incendiary kites and balloons into Israeli territory. 

A picture taken on July 14, 2018 shows Palestinian rockets being fired from Gaza City towards Israel. - Israel's military said it had launched air strikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip on July 14 as rockets and mortars were lobbed into southern Israel from the blockaded Palestinian enclave. (Photo …

More Terror Rockets Launched from Gaza Despite Ceasefire

The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system downed one of two rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel in the predawn hours of Sunday morning, the military said, hours after a ceasefire was due to go into effect to put an end to a flare-up between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel.

An Israeli soldier looks at an Iron Dome missile as it launched near the city of Ashdod, Israel, to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza Strip, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Israeli strikes hit two media centers in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, as Israel warned it was …

Israel Shoots Patriot Missile at Drone Approaching from Syria

The Israel Defense Forces launched a Patriot missile at a Syrian drone that was flying inside the demilitarized zone between the two countries on Friday, in what the army said was a violation of a 1974 ceasefire agreement.

Israeli soldiers from the Home Front Command search in the rubble of a school during a drill simulating an earthquake in Holon, Israel, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Israel began a five-day civil defense drill, code-named Turning Point 6 on Sunday, putting soldiers, emergency crews and civilians through rehearsals for the …

Emergency Knesset Session Warns Israeli Homes at Earthquake Risk

Some 3,000 families living in the northern city of Tiberias are lacking the proper infrastructure to protect them in the face of a serious earthquake, the city’s mayor, Yossi Ben-David, told participants of an emergency meeting hosted by the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee’s Home-Front Readiness Subcommittee on Thursday.

Israel fired two Patriot missiles at a drone that "infiltrated" from neighbouring Syria

IDF Delayed Downing Syrian Drone Fearing It Was Russian

TEL AVIV – The IDF said it waited 15 minutes before downing a Syrian drone that entered Israeli airspace on Wednesday afternoon in order to ensure that it was in fact an enemy UAV and not operated by Russia. 

Boats off the strip are generally limited to six nautical miles offshore, and the Israeli navy regularly fires warning shots at Palestinians who breach it

Israeli Navy Stops Boat Attempting to Breach Gaza Blockade

TEL AVIV – The Israeli Navy foiled an attempted breach of the naval blockade around the Gaza Strip, arresting the eight Palestinians on board heading for Cyprus, some of whom were wounded while becoming embroiled in the recent clashes with Israeli forces along the border, the IDF said.

An Israeli soldier looks at an Iron Dome missile as it launched near the city of Ashdod, Israel, to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza Strip, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Israeli strikes hit two media centers in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, as Israel warned it was …

WATCH: Israel Intercepts Incoming Drone from Syria

The Israel Defense Forces shot down a Syrian drone that penetrated several miles into Israeli territory from Syria on Wednesday, apparently sending fragments of the aircraft crashing into the Sea of Galilee, the military said.

Palestinian security forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority (L) stand at the gate of the Kerem Shalom crossing, the main passage point for goods entering Gaza, after is was closed by Israel following the discovery of tunnels underneath the crossing, in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafat on January …

Israel Closes Gaza Crossing to Pressure Hamas Over Terror Kites

Amid criticism over his government’s response to ongoing violence on the Gaza border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that Israel will close the Kerem Shalom border crossing that serves as the main entry point for commercial goods and humanitarian aid into the coastal enclave.

Israeli soldiers fire a gun salute during a Memorial Day ceremony to commemorate the country's fallen soldiers, at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (Ammar Awad/Pool photo via AP)

Israel to Ease Gun Regulations

TEL AVIV – Israel is set to significantly ease its regulations for gun licenses, a move that would see around 40,000 more Israelis acquire a firearm according to Public Security Ministry estimates. 

Palestinians celebrate by giving away sweets outside Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound on July 27, 2017, after Israeli police removed the last new security barriers from the entrances

WATCH: PA TV Honors Three Terrorists Behind 2000 Lynching

JERUSALEM – Three Palestinian terrorists who were convicted of taking part in an infamous lynching in October 2000 which saw the mutilation and murder of two Israeli reserve soldiers have been honored as “heroes” by a television show broadcast on the Palestinian Authority’s official TV station.

In this July 9, 2014 file photo, an Iron Dome air defense system fires to intercept a rocket from the Gaza Strip in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system has emerged as a game-changer in the current round of violence with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, shooting …

IDF Deploys Iron Dome in Southern Israel

The IDF deployed several Iron Dome batteries in southern Israel Thursday following a situational assessment, the military told The Jerusalem Post.

Israel's Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked speaks to members of Ethiopia's Jewish community, during a visit to a synagogue in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, April 22, 2018. Shaked visited the synagogue in a rare visit from the high office of Israel's government and her first trip to Africa. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

Israeli Justice Minister: Gaza Terror Kites Just as Bad as Rockets

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, a member of the high-level security cabinet, on Tuesday said Palestinians who send incendiary kites and balloons over the border into southern Israel should receive the same treatment as terrorists who fire rockets.

An Israeli tank arrives at the Israel-Lebanon border from south Lebanon, 20 August 2006. A fragile truce to end a month-long war in Lebanon was facing its biggest test today after an Israeli commando raid against Hezbollah which UN chief Kofi Annan charged was a violation of the ceasefire deal. …

IDF Sends Reinforcements to Syria Border as Assad Offensive Intensifies

The Israeli military sent additional tanks and artillery cannons to the Syrian border on Sunday in light of a renewed offensive by dictator Bashar Assad and the Russian military against the remaining rebel holdouts in the country’s southwest, the army said.