NEWS

5 Palestinians arrested after crossing into Israel from Gaza

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces early Thursday morning apprehended five Palestinians who crossed the border from Gaza into the country. The men were arrested at around 2 a.m. after breaching the fence in the south of the Gaza Strip and taken in for questioning, the military said. In its brief statement, the army did not say … Read More

Intel firm: Satellite images back report of new Iranian missile plant in Syria

Thursday, March 14, 2019

New satellite images give credence to reports that a new factory in Syria’s northwest is a facility for the production of surface-to-surface (SSM) missiles, an Israeli intelligence-gathering firm said Wednesday. ImageSat International (ISI) on Wednesday said satellite photos of the compound supported the report. “The construction patterns, the compound’s location and the signs of activity … Read More

US calls Golan ‘Israeli-controlled,’ drops all mention of West Bank ‘occupation’

Thursday, March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Trump administration referred to the Golan Heights on Wednesday as “Israeli-controlled” and ceased to refer to the West Bank as “occupied” in the State Department’s annual report on human rights around the world. While last year’s report marked a departure from years of American foreign policy by no longer calling … Read More

Netanyahu: Israel is in contact with six ‘important Arab, Islamic countries’

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Addressing the state memorial ceremony for former Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is in contact with “half a dozen important Arab and Islamic countries.” The ceremony was held at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, the very same site, Netanyahu pointed out, where Eshkol brought the remains of Zeev … Read More

Middle School Map Shows Israel Labeled As ‘Palestine’

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A map that was displayed at a March 7 Georgia middle school multicultural event featured all of Israel labeled as “Palestine.” The map was part of a table on Palestinian culture at Autrey Mill Middle School’s Multicultural Night in Fulton County; the map was not provided with any sort of context. The Palestinian cultural table … Read More

Senior Hamas member encourages children to join terrorist organizations

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A senior Hamas member has encouraged Palestinian children to be martyrs and join terrorist organization in a video published on the Hamas public broadcaster in Gaza. In the video, published by The Middle East Media Research Institute, shows the Hamas member as saying that they “will teach our kids in the kindergartens, the elementary schools, … Read More

IDF says it has exposed new Hezbollah cell operating from Syrian Golan Heights

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday that it had exposed a Hezbollah terror cell established in a border village in the Syrian Golan Heights and vowed to prevent the Lebanese group from operating against Israel from Syrian soil. The IDF said the cell was comprised of Syrians, but led by Lebanese and “masterminded” by a … Read More

IDF: Palestinian tries to stab soldiers in Hebron, is shot dead

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man as he tried to stab them in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday, the military said. No servicemen were injured in the incident, the Israel Defense Forces said. “IDF soldiers spotted the terrorist armed with a knife as he ran toward them. The soldiers pushed the … Read More

Firebomb thrown at police post on Temple Mount as fresh violence erupts

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A firebomb was thrown at a police position on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Tuesday, prompting officers to make a number of arrests and close off access to the holy site, which has seen soaring tensions in recent weeks over a long-sealed area. The police had no comment on any injuries in the attack. “A … Read More

Hamas seems to ready for calm, but will Islamic Jihad cooperate?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hamas did not stage riots or confrontations along the Israel-Gaza border on Saturday night, for the first in months of nightly incidents at the friction points along the security fence. Earlier in the day, however, a mortar shell was fired at the Eshkol Regional Council and exploded in an open area; a cluster of balloons … Read More