“We are aware of reports of ongoing rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza against targets in Israel,” a State Department official said “We condemn these attacks and call for their immediate halt. We stand with Israel as it defends itself against these attacks.”
A “sharp increase” in Palestinian violence has been seen in the past few months at the Israel borders, including two deadly terror attacks in the Barkan Industrial Park and Gush Etzion, as well as attempted stabbings at Israel Defense Forces soldiers, according to a report released this week by the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy.
The Security Cabinet has instructed the IDF to escalate its response to attacks from Gaza following an incident in the early hours of Wednesday morning in which two rockets were fired at Israel, one scoring a direct hit on a house in Beer Sheva and the other landing off the coast in the central region.
The IDF announced they destroyed a Hamas tunnel from Gaza on Thursday morning that crossed over the border. The tunnel, more than half a mile long, infiltrated more than 200 yards into Israel. The purpose of such tunnels is to launch attacks from inside against Israeli civilians. This is the 15th such tunnel the IDF destroyed this year.
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 »
For more than 120 days, Gazan terrorists have sent incendiary kites and balloons toward Israel. The ecological damage that these devices have done – with flammable materials attached to their tails – is appalling. Thousands of acres of arable land will take a decade or more to recover. During this period, Israeli wildlife has also… Read more »