After almost 11 months, the violent riots that challenge Israel’s southern border show no sign of abating.
Egypt has closed the Rafah Border Crossing to Palestinians, following the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) withdrawal of its personnel from Gaza. Hamas forces have taken over from the PA, which protested the detainment of approximately 500 employees in Gaza. Hamas says it will be ‘forced to act against Israel’ if PA doesn’t ease pressures.
The growing use of unmanned technology in field intelligence units seems to be the way forward on the modern battlefield in many militaries around the world, and the I.D.F. is no different. In fact, it is a world leader in this field. How does unmanned technology fit into this world of warfare? IDF drones have… Read more »
Year-end data published by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Monday showed the number of terror attacks committed in the West Bank dropping for the fourth consecutive year, while the amount of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip increased dramatically — with more projectiles launched at Israel in 2018 than in the past three years… Read more »
On August 15, 2005, Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza Strip. Known as the “Disengagement” it was one of the most painful episodes in the country’s 57-year history. It threatened to tear the country in two. Then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s justification was that it would bring peace with the Palestinians closer. In the intervening… Read more »