Israel Defense Force (IDF)

IDF data shows rocket attacks up, terror attacks down in 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

(January 6, 2020 / JNS) The Israel Defense Forces released a report on Sunday summarizing Israel’s military activity in 2019. According to the report, terrorist acts declined in 2019, while rocket fire at Israeli population centers rose—1,295 rockets were launched from Gaza, with 729 landing in open areas and 478 being intercepted by the Iron … Read More

Israeli military unveils its first combined-arms unit

Thursday, January 2, 2020

(January 2, 2020 / Israel Hayom) The Israeli military on Wednesday unveiled its first combined-arms combat unit. Formed on the orders of Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, the Shiloah Unit will combine infantry, combat engineers, armor and air power. One of its primary missions will be to test new war-fighting … Read More

IDF hits Hamas weapon factories in Gaza following rocket attack

Thursday, December 19, 2019

(December 19, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Israeli jets struck Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning after several several projectiles were fired from the coastal territory at southern Israel overnight. The shells were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system, according to the Israeli military. Palestinian media reported that several people were … Read More

Shin Bet arrests 50 PFLP terrorists, thwarting upcoming attack

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Israeli security forces in the West Bank have uncovered and dismantled a 50-person strong terrorist cell believed to behind a string of deadly attacks in the area including the deadly Dolev bombing which claimed the life of a teenage girl, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said Wednesday. According to the Shin Bet the investigation … Read More

Montenegro signs $35 million deal to buy Israeli weapons system

Monday, December 16, 2019

Elbit Systems Ltd., Israel’s largest non-government-owned defense company, will provide Montenegro with a weapons system in a deal worth $35 million that was signed by the two countries on Sunday. According to the agreement, Elbit Systems will supply Remote Control Weapon Stations (RCWS), which will be integrated into US-manufactured joint light tactical vehicles. The agreement … Read More

IDF humanitarian aid team heads to Albania following earthquake

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

(December 3, 2019 / JNS) An Israel Defense Forces emergency humanitarian aid delegation has left for Albania following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country on Nov. 26, the IDF announced on Tuesday. “We just dispatched an IDF humanitarian aid delegation to Albania following the devastating earthquake that took 50+ lives and left thousands injured,” … Read More

IDF strikes Hamas compound in Gaza in response to weapons fire, rocket

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces said it launched airstrikes against the Hamas terrorist group in Gaza in the predawn hours of Saturday morning after weapons were fired at Israel from the Strip on Friday, setting off sirens. “A short time ago IDF warplanes and aircraft attacked terror targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the … Read More

IDF seizes huge shipment of military equipment on its way into Gaza Strip

Friday, November 29, 2019

Israeli security forces have thwarted an attempt to smuggle a massive quantity of military equipment into the Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces revealed on Thursday. The Israeli military said that officials from the Defense Ministry’s Crossings Authority, along with officers from the Gaza District Coordination Office and the Office of the Coordinator of Government … Read More

Two rockets launched from Gaza, Israel hits Hamas targets in response

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

(November 27, 2019 / JNS) Israel launched air strikes against Hamas targets in the southern Gaza Strip late Tuesday night and early Wednesday after two rockets were fired at Israel from the coastal territory, according to the Israeli army. According to the Israel Defense Forces a weapons manufacturing facility was among the targets hit in … Read More

IDF braces for PA ‘day of rage’ in response to US settlements policy

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

(November 26, 2019 / JNS) The Israel Defense Forces is boosting its presence in Judea and Samaria and along the Gaza border on Tuesday ahead of a Palestinian “day of rage” in response to the declaration by the U.S. administration last week that it no longer views Jewish communities in those areas as violating international … Read More