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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.

2 more Israelis killed by Gaza fire; IDF assassinates Hamas moneyman

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Terror groups in the Gaza Strip on Sunday intensified their attacks on Israel, killing two more people and injuring several others with large rocket barrages aimed at the country’s south, a number of longer-range projectiles fired toward central Israel, and one anti-tank guided missile strike on a car near the Gaza border. From Saturday, some … Read More

Hezbollah chief: IDF forces that enter Lebanon will be ‘destroyed on live TV’

Friday, May 3, 2019

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed Thursday his Iran-backed terror group would “annihilate and destroy” the Israeli military if the latter entered Lebanon in a future war. “Israel wants a war? Let it go to war. The Israeli units and brigades that dare to enter southern Lebanon will be annihilated and destroyed on live television before … Read More

IDF: 56 soldiers died since last Memorial Day, bringing total to 23,741

Friday, May 3, 2019

The number of Israeli casualties of war stand at 23,741 as of May 2019, according to figures published by the Defense Ministry on Friday ahead of Memorial Day next week. Since last Memorial Day, 96 new names were added to the roster of those who died defending the country since 1860. Fifty-six were IDF soldiers … Read More

Israeli Air Force strikes Gaza in response to incendiary balloons, rockets

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Israeli Air Force carried out a series of strikes north of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday night, according to the IDF. The strikes were in response to hundreds of incendiary balloons that Hamas launched at Israel on Wednesday. In retaliation, two rockets were launched at Israel, according to the IDF. There were no injuries … Read More

Shin Bet prevented Hamas suicide attack on election day

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) foiled a Hamas terror attack planned to take place around the elections, the agency announced on Sunday morning. According to the statement, the Shin Bet, along with the IDF, had uncovered a terror cell in the West Bank that had been recruited by senior Hamas operatives from the Gaza … Read More

Lebanon’s minister threatens to strike Ben-Gurion Airport in future war

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Lebanon’s Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab has warned that the Lebanese military would strike Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport if Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport were struck in a future conflict. “If ‘Israel’ bombards our airport, we will bombard its airport; if it strikes our oil facilities, we will strike its oil facilities,” he was quoted as … Read More

Nasrallah: Israeli home-front not prepared for war

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has denied reports that the Lebanese Shi’ite terrorist organization is planning for war with Israel this summer, saying that the IDF would not start a military conflict with the group because the Israeli home-front is not prepared. “What was published in the newspapers about a war with Israel was mistaken and … Read More

IDF troops take part in US-EUCOM’s Spirit X

Monday, April 22, 2019

Israeli troops took part in Allied Spirit X, a two-week long US Army Europe run-multinational exercise led by Germany. Nearly 1,300 troops from the US military took part and approximately 4,400 troops from allied and partner nations including Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom … Read More

Shot fired at Israeli troops from Gaza; IDF strikes Hamas posts in response

Friday, April 19, 2019

A gunshot was reportedly fired at Israeli troops serving along the Gaza border on Friday, prompting a number of retaliatory strikes against nearby Hamas positions, the Israel Defense Forces said. No injuries were reported on either side in the exchange of fire. The IDF said the soldiers were targeted while at the security fence. According … Read More