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Hamas nixes Friday’s Gaza border protest as violence with Israel tapers

Friday, March 15, 2019

Palestinians canceled the weekly Gaza border protest was cancelled Friday in the aftermath of 12-hours of violence between Hamas and Israel, that included two rockets launched at Tel Aviv. The United Nations and Egypt have worked behind the scenes to restore the calm that has held since about 8 a.m. The Palestinian decision to delay … Read More

9 rockets fired at border towns; IDF assesses Tel Aviv rocket attack was mistake

Friday, March 15, 2019

The growing assumption among Israeli army officials is that Thursday’s rockets were fired from Gaza toward Tel Aviv by mistake, a defense official said Friday. Low-level Hamas forces are believed to have been responsible for the launches. In response to the two rockets fired at Tel Aviv, which did not hit residential areas and caused … Read More

We thought it was a drill: Rockets shock Tel Aviv, including crowd at a war play

Friday, March 15, 2019

The launch of two rockets toward Tel Aviv Thursday evening that triggered rocket alarms in the city for the first time since 2014 caught residents by surprise, with many saying they had trouble believing it was an actual incident and not a drill or a technical malfunction. Many residents of Israel’s second-largest city and the … Read More

5 Palestinians arrested after crossing into Israel from Gaza

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces early Thursday morning apprehended five Palestinians who crossed the border from Gaza into the country. The men were arrested at around 2 a.m. after breaching the fence in the south of the Gaza Strip and taken in for questioning, the military said. In its brief statement, the army did not say … Read More

Senior Hamas member encourages children to join terrorist organizations

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A senior Hamas member has encouraged Palestinian children to be martyrs and join terrorist organization in a video published on the Hamas public broadcaster in Gaza. In the video, published by The Middle East Media Research Institute, shows the Hamas member as saying that they “will teach our kids in the kindergartens, the elementary schools, … Read More

Hamas seems to ready for calm, but will Islamic Jihad cooperate?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hamas did not stage riots or confrontations along the Israel-Gaza border on Saturday night, for the first in months of nightly incidents at the friction points along the security fence. Earlier in the day, however, a mortar shell was fired at the Eshkol Regional Council and exploded in an open area; a cluster of balloons … Read More

WATCH: Palestinian protestors clash with IDF forces along security force

Friday, March 8, 2019

Thousands of Palestinians clashed with IDF forces on Friday afternoon during what they call ‘March of Return,’ IDF forces were assaulted with rocks and over 50 explosive devices. 15 attempts to breach the security fence were spotted. Roghly 8,000 Palestinians clashed with IDF forces in five different locations across the Gaza Strip Security Fence. The … Read More

Israeli forces gird for fresh violence as tensions mount in Jerusalem, Gaza

Friday, March 8, 2019

Israeli authorities were readying for possible violence in Jerusalem and on the Gaza border Friday, amid soaring tensions over a long-sealed portion of the Temple Mount holy site and an uptick in cross border fighting with the Palestinian enclave. Tens of thousands of Muslim worshipers were expected to congregate for weekly prayers on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, … Read More

Netanyahu warns Hamas over uptick in Gaza border violence

Friday, March 8, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday toured the security fence along the Egyptian border, where he warned the Hamas terror group that Israel would respond harshly to any further violence emanating from the Gaza Strip. At the Egyptian border, Netanyahu, who is also defense minister, was briefed by army officials and held a discussion with … Read More

Israel said to strike Gaza after rocket fire sets off Iron Dome

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Israeli warplanes bombed a site in the Gaza Strip early Thursday, hours after the military said at least one projectile was fired from the Palestinian enclave. The Hamas-linked Shehab news site said Israeli aircraft fired missiles at a “resistance” site northwest of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, in the latest tit-for-tat reprisal as … Read More