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.

Border policeman lightly hurt by explosive as thousands riot on Gaza border

Friday, February 15, 2019

Several thousand Palestinians gathered near the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel Friday afternoon for weekly protests against Israel, burning tires, throwing stones and trying to breach the fence. An Israeli border police officer from an undercover unit was lightly wounded by shrapnel in the leg when pipe bomb exploded next to his team, police said. … Read More

IDF warns Hamas likely to spark war in Gaza in bid for international support

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Hamas terror group may seek to spark a war with Israel in the near future in an attempt to elicit international sympathy and an influx of international aid money to the Gaza Strip, which it controls, according to an Israeli Military Intelligence assessment released Wednesday. The Israel Defense Forces believes Hamas or the Iran-backed … Read More

Shin Bet: Al-Aqsa TV used on-air signals to help Hamas coordinate terror attacks

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Shin Bet security service on Wednesday accused the Palestinian Al-Aqsa broadcaster and Gaza-based journalists of acting as agents of the Hamas terror group’s military wing in an effort to recruit young Palestinians with Israeli ID cards to carry out terror attacks inside Israel. According to the security service, the Al-Aqsa television station was used … Read More

IDF attacks Hamas position in Gaza after rocket lands in Israel

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The IDF struck targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket being launched at Israel an hour earlier on Wednesday night. According to the IDF spokesperson, an IDF tank attacked a Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip. Earlier tonight, rocket sirens went off in southern Israel after at least one rocket was … Read More

Hamas threatens massive and immediate response to any attack on Gaza — report

Friday, January 25, 2019

Hamas has sent a warning to Israel that it will respond forcefully and immediately to any attack on the Gaza Strip, a Lebanese newspaper reported Friday. Quoting an unnamed source in the Gaza-ruling terror group, the Al-Akhbar daily also said Hamas refused to accept aid money from Qatar as Israel put new conditions on its … Read More

Palestinian killed, Israeli soldier injured in Gaza border escalation

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

                    One Palestinian was killed by IDF tank fire in the Gaza Strip after an Israeli soldier was injured by sniper fire along the southern Gaza border, the IDF said Tuesday. The IDF said a tank had attacked a Hamas observation post in response to the incident in … Read More

Over 10,000 protesters clash with IDF forces on Gaza Border

Friday, January 18, 2019

More than 10,000 Palestinians protested along the Gaza security fence on Friday in what they call March of Return protests. Clashes with Israeli security forces occurred at five different locations. Palestinian media reported that 14 protesters were injured, three were badly wounded and two were medics. Beirut based television channel Al Mayadeen reported that one … Read More

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