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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.

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

Massive early morning rocket fire from Gaza shatters brief overnight calm

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other terror groups in the Gaza Strip resumed firing rockets into southern and central Israel after dawn Wednesday after a brief overnight respite in the violence. The Iron Dome system intercepted several of the projectiles, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Sirens sounded in southern Israel … Read More

Israel hosts foreign military delegations to share knowledge of battle simulations

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

(November 11, 2019 / JNS) The Israel Defense Forces is preparing to host some 25 foreign military delegations this week for a first-of-its kind conference dedicated to sharing knowledge about the world of combat computer simulations. The conference, scheduled for Nov. 12-14 in Tel Aviv, will see the IDF Operations Branch’s Chief Methodologist of the … Read More

IDF girds for several days of fighting after 150 rockets fired at Israel

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday afternoon launched a campaign of retaliatory airstrikes against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group in the Gaza Strip following approximately six hours of unanswered rocket attacks on central and southern Israel from the enclave. The military said its airstrikes targeted Palestinian Islamic Jihad underground facilities and training camps. The … Read More

Shin Bet thwarted over 450 terror attacks in 2019, chief says

Friday, November 8, 2019

The head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic security and counterintelligence service, said Thursday that his organization had thwarted over 450 significant terror attacks in the previous year. “In the past year, we have thwarted over 450 significant terror attacks, and we have allowed Israeli citizens to have full and comfortable lives in the day-to-day … Read More