Lt. Bar Vaknin of the elite Givati Brigade who was shot in the stomach by a Hamas sniper in July said in an interview that he was, “saved by a miracle.” Vakhnin was stationed on the security fence separating Israel from Gaza, protecting Israel from the Hamas-led ‘March of Return’ that has brought tens of… Read more »
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced Thursday that its soldiers had detonated a large improvised explosive device (IED) planted on the Israel-Gaza border fence. The army claimed that it had been placed there during a recent violent Palestinian protest. The discovery of the IED as Israel reopened the sole pedestrian crossing with the Gaza Strip,… Read more »
Israel has announced that within a few years it will have a remote firing missile system that could precisely hit targets anywhere in the entire region. Intended to counter Hezbollah’s vast arsenal of mid to long range rockets, at least one military analyst thinks Israel’s new missiles are a significant game-changer.
According to IDF Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, the Israeli government is currently deciding whether to go to war with Hamas in light of the escalating tensions. “Although we have only used air force and artillery so far without ground forces, this is an option which might take place in the next few days,” he said on a phone conference. “It is clear that a ground forces operation is more complicated, as it would result in many more casualties on both the Palestinian side and the Israeli side.”