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Israel Defense Force (IDF)

IDF troops thwart attempted firebombing; two Palestinians reportedly wounded

Thursday, September 24, 2020

09/24/2020 Israeli forces conducting operations near Kafr Malik in Judea and Samaria opened fire on a group of Palestinians who had been preparing to hurl firebombs, the Israel Defense Forces said on Wednesday. “The soldiers identified a number of terrorists who attempted to throw Molotov cocktails and fired at them. A hit was identified,” the … Read More

IDF Tanks Fire on Hamas Positions After Another Day of Arson Attacks

Monday, August 31, 2020

08/30/2020 The Israeli military struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Sunday morning, following another day of arson attacks from the coastal territory. “IDF tanks attacked military positions belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the southern Gaza Strip,” the Israeli Defense Forces said in a statement. The Israeli strikes were in response … Read More

IDF Carries Out Three Waves of Airstrikes as 12 Rockets Launched From Gaza

Friday, August 21, 2020

08/21/2020 The IDF struck targets belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip during three rounds of airstrikes as 12 rockets were fired towards southern Israel from the coastal enclave on Thursday night. Of the 12 projectiles fired from the Strip, 9 were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system and others landed in open … Read More

IDF Attacks Hamas In Gaza In Response To Incessant Bomb-Laden Balloons

Monday, August 10, 2020

08/10/2020 The Israel Defense Forces struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday in response to the ongoing launches of explosives-laden balloons from the Palestinian territory into Israel. In a brief statement, the army said an aircraft struck a Hamas observation post in northern Gaza. There were no immediate reports of casualties … Read More

IDF Deploys Novel Multidimensional Unit on Northern Border: Report

Thursday, August 6, 2020

08/06/2020 Israel Defense Forces (IDF) deployed its novel Multidimensional Unit on the north border earlier this week amid tensions with Hezbollah terrorist group, Maariv reported Thursday. While the elite unit, dubbed “Ghosts,” was involved in Israel’s response to the latest border tensions in the north since their onset in a limited capacity, the deployment marked the first time … Read More

IDF Finds Explosives, Firearm on Site of Thwarted Attack in North

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

08/03/2020 While investigating the site of a thwarted terrorist attack on Israel’s border with Syria, IDF fighters found a firearm and a bag of explosives, the army said Monday. The backpack and the weapon were located on Israeli territory, some 25 meters away from the security fence, the army said. “We won’t allow any harm … Read More

IDF Says It Killed 4 Terrorists Planting Bombs On Syria Border

Monday, August 3, 2020

08/03/2020 Israeli forces foiled an attempt to place bombs along the border with Syria, opening fire and hitting four “terrorists,” the Israel Defense Forces said after midnight Sunday. The incident comes with the military on high alert for an attack by Hezbollah, which is seeking revenge for a fighter killed in an airstrike attributed to … Read More

Netanyahu to Iran: IDF ‘Prepared to Respond to Any Threat’

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conveyed a harsh warning on Sunday to Iran and its Lebanon-based proxy Hezbollah. Speaking at the weekly Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said: “Lebanon and Syria bear the responsibility for any attack against Israel emanating from their territories. We will not allow our security to be undermined; neither will we allow our … Read More

In First Drill, IDF’s Ghost Unit Tests Out New Tactics with Jets, Tanks and Robots

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Israel Defense Forces new multidisciplinary Ghost Unit completed its first major exercise on Thursday, testing a variety of new fighting techniques including a method of having ground troops identify targets for fighter jets, the military said. The Ghost Unit was created earlier this year as part of the IDF’s multiyear Momentum Plan and is … Read More

Israel Air Force Opens New Special Forces Wing

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Israeli Air Force on Sunday opened a new Special Force Wing (Wing 7) that will include the Air Force’s special forces, Unit 669 and Shaldag as well as other units to increase the operational effectiveness of the IAF. The opening ceremony took place at the Palmahim Air Force base in central Israel in the … Read More