Threats

Hamas

Hamas is a terrorist organization that primarily targets Israeli civilians. Their goal is to destroy Israel and replace Jewish sovereignty over any part of the land with radical Islamist rule. After Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza strip, Hamas won control of the territory. Since 2006, Hamas has consistently used Gaza as a launch pad for rocket and mortar attacks against Israel. In 2014, Israel discovered Hamas was digging tunnels beneath the Gazan border. Hamas uses the Palestinian people living in Gaza as human shields, diverting money and resources meant for civilians in order to support terror. While Hamas prepares for the next war by stockpiling thousands of rockets and digging new tunnels in Gaza, the organization is also working to gain control of the West Bank.

Hamas unveils Iran-funded homes for ex-prisoners released by Israel

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hamas said Thursday it had allocated new homes funded by Iran in Gaza to Palestinian former prisoners who had been held in Israeli jails. The Prisoners Ministry said 26 apartments in a new building in southern Gaza had been given out in a lottery between 125 Palestinian former prisoners. Officials from Hamas, the Islamist terror … Read More

10,000 Palestinians riot along the Gaza border, IDF fires back

Friday, January 4, 2019

More than 10,000 Palestinians have gathered to protest along the Gaza border, as part of the March of Return on Friday, 6 Palestinians injured, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. The Palestinians have been setting tires aflame, and hurling rocks and explosive devices at IDF forces along the border. Troops responded with crowd dispersal measures, … Read More

IDF annual report: 1,000 rockets fired at Israel from Gaza in 2018

Monday, December 31, 2018

One thousands rockets and mortars were fired from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip into southern Israel over the past year, a dramatic rise from the past three years when there were less than 100 in total. According to statistics released by the IDF on Sunday, of the 1,000 rockets and mortars fired from the Strip, 250 … Read More

Baby dies after emergency delivery following Ofra terror attack

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A baby delivered prematurely after his mother was shot in a terror attack this week has died, the hospital where he was being treated said Wednesday. “With great sorrow we announce the death of Shira and Amichai’s newborn four days after the attack despite the efforts of doctors at the neonatal intensive care unit to … Read More

Thousands of Palestinians protest near Gaza border, five reported killed

Friday, October 26, 2018

Roughly 16,000 Palestinians protested near the Gaza security border against IDF soldiers on Friday, IDF spokesperson reported. Protesters burned tires and threw explosive devices, hand grenades and Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers. The IDF responded with protest dispersal methods. Two attempts to breach the security fence were noticed by the IDF and were followed by … Read More

IDF attacks Gaza terror targets in retaliation for rocket fire at Israel

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Israeli warplanes attacked eight Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday in retaliation for a rocket fired at Israel hours earlier. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) aircraft struck targets, including training bases and weapons production facilities near the towns of Khan Younis and Rafah in the south of the enclave. There were no … Read More

Rocket fired from Gaza hits house in Beersheba; causes heavy damage, no injuries

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at the southern city of Beersheba early Wednesday that landed and exploded in the courtyard of a house, causing serious damage, but no injuries. The Israel Defense Forces said it had identified two launches from Gaza. One targeted Beersheba located some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from … Read More