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.

IDF demolishes Gaza attack tunnel that penetrated 200 meters into Israel

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday destroyed a tunnel that penetrated some 200 meters into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, which the army said was dug by the Hamas terror group using techniques meant to make it more difficult to spot by Israel’s detection systems. The tunnel originated in the area of Khan Younis … Read More

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Israel and Gaza: How did we get here?

Monday, August 13, 2018

For months, there has been an escalation of violence along the security fence between Gaza and Israel, including violent riots and the most serious incident since Operation Protective Edge in 2014. In addition to the riots, Hamas operatives began carrying out a new kind of attack, using arson kites and incendiary balloons to set Israeli land ablaze. … Read More

Israel deploys electronic eye to track fire kites and balloons from Gaza

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Facing a wave of airborne incendiary attacks from the Gaza Strip, Israel has deployed a system that can spot fire-starting balloons and kites in the sky, track their progress, and then direct firefighters to their landing spots, enabling them to more rapidly extinguish the flames and reduce damage. Since March 30, Palestinians in the Gaza … Read More


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summary of the Night’s Events as of 05:00 AM: Over the course of the night, approximately 30 launches were identified emanating from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory. Seven launches were intercepted by the IDF’s Iron Dome aerial defense system and at least three fell in the Gaza Strip. Earlier this morning (Wednesday), IAF fighter … Read More

Shin Bet says 250 ‘significant terror attacks’ thwarted since January

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The head of the Shin Bet security service on Wednesday announced that his organization had foiled some 250 “significant terror attacks” since January, crediting this achievement in part to high-tech surveillance and tracking tools. Nadav Argaman, who has led the Shin Bet since 2016, noted the changing security threats in Israel and the West Bank, … Read More

IDF drops flyers warning Gazans not to join Friday border protests

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Israeli Air Force on Thursday dropped flyers across the Gaza Strip calling on Gazans not to take part in violent protests along the security fence, ahead of a mass demonstration expected near the border. The military expects thousands of Gaza residents to riot on Friday as part of the “March of Return,” a series … Read More

IDF general: Gaza terror groups ‘deeply deterred,’ not interested in war

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The head of the IDF’s Southern Command declared Wednesday that terror groups in the Gaza Strip were “very deeply deterred” by the air force’s aerial bombardment against dozens of targets in the coastal enclave on Tuesday afternoon and pre-dawn Wednesday. “I think Hamas and the other terror groups in the Gaza Strip are very deeply … Read More

Netanyahu: Israel dealt Gaza terror groups ‘harshest blow in years’

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday Israel’s military had delivered the “harshest blow” in years to Gaza terrorist groups, which he said are inspired by Iran, in his first comments on the most serious flare-up since the 2014 war. “Since yesterday the IDF has strongly retaliated against the firing from the Gaza Strip and has hit dozens … Read More