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 Leader

Hamas Leader Threatens Israel With ‘Six Months’ of Rockets on Tel Aviv

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, said Wednesday that talks were underway on reaching a cease-fire deal with Israel, while issuing a threat that “all of the missiles that the Palestinian resistance fired [at Israel] during the 51 days of the last war [in 2014] it can fire in five minutes.” … Read More

American and Israeli firefighters in southern Israel, Photo, EVP

US Firefighters Join Israelis to Battle Terror Arson Blazes from Gaza

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

For months, Israeli firefighters have battled arson fires caused by some 1,200 terror attacks. The fires have burned more than 7,500 acres of farmland and nature. Now American volunteers are fighting the flames with them. Palestinian terrorists are using balloons and kites combined with a summer wind to carry their fire from Gaza to Israel. … Read More

Between Ceasefire and War: Gaza on a Knife’s Edge

Sunday, August 12, 2018

It is perhaps unique to this context that both sides of the current flare-up—the Israeli army and Hamas, the terrorist group that controls the Gaza Strip—can simultaneously escalate their attacks on each other while negotiating a delicate ceasefire. Such has been the case in recent days, leaving many on both sides wondering if the heavier … Read More

Senior Israeli officials deny existence of ceasefire with Hamas

Friday, August 10, 2018

A senior diplomatic official told Israeli television Friday that Hamas’s announcement of a ceasefire with Israel following a major flareup between the sides was a lie. Speaking with Hadashot TV news, the unnamed Israeli official insisted Israel never agreed to a ceasefire, which Hamas announced late Thursday and said went into effect at midnight. Hamas … Read More

After Gaza rocket hits Beersheba, IDF levels an alleged Hamas HQ

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Israeli Air Force on Thursday evening flattened a five-story building in the northern Gaza Strip that served as a headquarters for the Hamas terrorist group’s internal security service, the army said. The Israel Defense Forces said the strike on the building in the northern Gaza Strip, which also served as a cultural center in … Read More

Beersheba targeted by rocket attack for first time since 2014 war

Thursday, August 9, 2018

A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip struck a field north of Beersheba on Thursday afternoon, setting off sirens in the southern city for the first time since the 2014 Gaza war and puncturing a purported ceasefire that lasted approximately two hours. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Beersheba Mayor Ruvik Danilovich said … Read More