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The Israel Defense Forces upholds the highest moral standards. The IDF’s commitment to protecting innocent human life during combat is upheld even when it makes victory more difficult and combat more dangerous for its own soldiers. The IDF is also one of the most inclusive militaries in the world, and provides opportunities for women, minorities, and people with disabilities to serve their country with honor and respect. Although they serve the State of Israel, the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces make the whole world safer by fighting the same enemies that want to destroy America and all other free societies.

Israel strikes Hamas after it fires two rockets at Beersheva

Monday, November 18, 2019

(November 17, 2019 / JNS) Israel struck several Hamas installations in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after two rockets were fired at the city of Beersheva from the coastal territory, setting off warning sirens. According to Israeli military sources, the country’s Iron Dome air-defense system downed both rockets. At least eight people suffered light injuries … Read More

IDF launches fresh strikes in Gaza in response to rocket attacks

Friday, November 15, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces said it launched fresh airstrikes on Palestinian Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip in the predawn hours of Friday morning, in response to four rocket attacks from the coastal enclave which violated a ceasefire agreement announced the day before. Palestinian media reported that Israeli drones and fighter jets conducted strikes … Read More

After 50 hours of fire exchanges, Israel waits to see if Gaza Strip stabilizes

Friday, November 15, 2019

(November 14, 2019 / JNS) A ceasefire that appeared fragile, and which was punctured twice by rocket fire from Gaza, went into effect on Thursday after 50 hours of combat between the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror faction and the Israel Defense Forces. As many as 450 rockets were fired at Israeli cities and towns … Read More

Gaza ceasefire between Israel, Islamic Jihad said in effect from 5:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Egypt has brokered a ceasefire between Israel and the Islamic Jihad terror group to end two days of intense fighting in Gaza that saw hundreds of rockets fired into Israel and 32 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said early Thursday. The truce went into effect at 5:30 a.m after three hours … Read More

Gaza rockets fired into Israel despite reported ceasefire agreement

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The agreement was reached following two days of cross-border violence between Israel and the PIJ A number of projectiles launched from the Gaza strip were fired into Israel Thursday morning despite a tentative ceasefire agreement that reportedly went into effect at around 5:30 am (Jerusalem time). According to Hebrew media, sirens and rocket explosions were … Read More

IDF eases all security restrictions, reopens Gaza crossings as ceasefire holds

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Five projectiles fired from Gaza after truce is announced; army says Islamic Jihad rocket commander among those killed in overnight strike The Times of Israel is liveblogging the events of Thursday, November 14, after two days of intense fighting between Israel and Gaza following the killing of Islamic Jihad terror chief Baha Abu al-Ata. The … Read More

Ceasefire off to shaky start as sirens wail in southern Israel

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Five rockets fired from Gaza after Israel announces truce with Gaza terror group; no casualties or damage reported • Israel opens most schools, lifts security restrictions. (November 14, 2019 / JNS) A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza-based terrorist groups that went into effect early Thursday morning was immediately put to the test as five rockets … Read More

Rockets fired hours after Israel, Islamic Jihad announce ceasefire

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Five rockets were fired towards southern Israel shortly after a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad went into effect after two days of heavy fighting, the IDF announced on Thursday morning. According to the military, two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. After two days of heavy … Read More

52 people treated for injuries from Gaza rocket attacks

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Emergency first responders from the Magen David Adom (MDA) organization have treated 52 people injured during the Gaza rocket attacks on Israel since the fighting began Tuesday morning, an MDA spokesperson said Wednesday. All but one of the 52 people treated suffered light injuries, MDA reported, including two men ages 30 and 55 who were … Read More