Hamas Stages Military Exercises to Test Gaza Readiness

Hamas staged major military exercises Tuesday to test its readiness in the event of another Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, which has been ravaged by three wars since 2008. The exercises involving 1,000 police and emergency services personnel were

Palestinian youth pose for a picture during a military-style camp organized by the Hamas movement in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 1, 2015.

Netanyahu Endorses Expelling Terrorists’ Families to Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed support on Wednesday for expelling the families of Palestinian terrorists to the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu sought Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s legal opinion on the matter just days after the latter came out in opposition to deportations. “Many

Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu backs a bill that could strip lawmakers of the right to vote on draft legislation

Israel Army Chief Warns Troops: Only Use ‘Necessary’ Force

Israel’s top soldier is warning his troops not to use excessive firepower in combating a wave of Palestinian violence in which many youthful attackers have died in the act. In remarks to high-school seniors heading for compulsory military service, he

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Israel Says its Forces Shot Dead Five Palestinian Terrorists

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police officers fatally shot two Palestinians who opened fire at them outside Jerusalem’s walled Old City on Sunday, police said, on a day when officials said three other Palestinian terrorists were killed in two other incidents. A

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