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.

Two balloon bombs from Gaza explode over southern Israeli community

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Two explosive devices attached to bunches of balloons were launched from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and detonated above a community in the southern Israeli Eshkol region. The blasts caused neither injury nor damage, the Eshkol Regional Council said in a statement. “There are no special safety instructions for residents besides showing increased awareness and … Read More

Israel blacklists Hamas station said to use on-air cues to recruit terrorists

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Israel on Wednesday officially designated as a terror organization a Hamas-run Palestinian television network accused by the Shin Bet security service of using on-air cues to direct terror attacks and recruit terrorists in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also defense minister, signed a decree proscribing Al-Aqsa TV in accordance with Israel’s counter-terror … Read More

EU court upholds freeze on Hamas funds, keeps group on terror blacklist

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A European Union court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Hamas funds as it rejected the Palestinian group’s appeal against its EU listing as a terrorist organization. The General Court’s ruling amounted to the latest rejection of Hamas’s efforts to be struck from an EU blacklist created in 2001 based on a UN resolution following … Read More

Where’s Hamas? The glaring omission in the UN’s latest anti-Israel report

Friday, March 1, 2019

In a particularly one-sided anti-Israel report on Thursday, researchers for the United Nations found that Israel likely committed war crimes during its security operations at the Gaza-Israel border last summer. Shockingly, the report includes only one mention of Hamas in a negative sense. But judged against the abundant evidence of Hamas malfeasance at the border … Read More

Israel strikes Hamas posts in Gaza after explosive balloon attack

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Israeli jets struck multiple targets in the southern Gaza Strip linked to Hamas late Wednesday, a few hours after an incendiary device from Gaza damaged a home in the Eshkol region. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the Israeli strikes. According to Palestinian media reports, several Hamas posts in the southern strip were … Read More

IDF probe of Gaza riots reveals nearly 1,500 rockets fired since March 30

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The IDF has released a document detailing the year-long Great March of Return protests along the Gaza border, including new details that have not been previously released. The Great March of Return protests began on March 30th and has seen thousands of Gazans violently demonstrating along the security fence with Israel, demanding an end to … Read More

IDF: Gaza children being promised NIS 300 ($83) if injured at border protests

Friday, February 22, 2019

Israeli security forces have recently noticed Hamas sending children as young as eight years old to the front lines of protests along the Gaza-Israel border, the Israel Defense Forces said on Thursday. They have also lately heard unidentified operatives on loudspeakers promising children at the border NIS 300 ($83) if they get injured, the army … Read More

Thousands of Palestinians protest on Gaza border, 3 said wounded

Friday, February 22, 2019

Thousands of Palestinians were demonstrating at the Gaza border on Friday as part of weekly protests, throwing rocks and explosive devices at Israeli soldiers who responded with tear gas and live fire. The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry said at least three people were injured by live fire. Rioters were also burning tires, and trying to breach … Read More

IDF strikes Hamas post in response to incendiary aerial devices launched from Gaza

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

An Israeli Air Force aircraft struck a Hamas outpost in the Gaza Strip Wednesday evening in response to several incendiary aerial devices launched from the coastal enclave towards southern Israel. There were no injuries reported in the strike, which took place east of the el-Bureij refugee camp during the nightly riots along the Gaza-Israel security … Read More