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Hamas' Terror Tunnels – Danger to Israeli Civilians

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:28 pm | Embassy of Israel

Hamas has built an extensive network of tunnels that run from the Gaza Strip to Israeli territory. The tunnels are used by groups of terrorists to cross under the border to try and carry out attacks, murdering and kidnapping Israeli citizens. More >>

President Peres' statements on phone call with Pope Francis

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:30 pm | Embassy of Israel

His Holiness Pope Francis spoke to President Shimon Peres earlier today (Friday, 18 July 2014), and conveyed a messaged of coexistence, moderation and peace to the citizens of the region in light of the security situation. President Peres thanked ... More >>

PM Netanyahu speaks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:20 pm | Embassy of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and asked him to publish photographs showing the munitions that were hidden in a UN school in Gaza and which were discovered yesterday. The Prime Minister added that Hamas ... More >>

The Effect of Hamas Terrorism on Israeli Children

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:18 pm | Embassy of Israel

The continuing missile attacks from Gaza have been taking their toll on Israeli children. The following are facts and figures which have been compiled between 13-17 July: More >>

PM Netanyahu spoke with US President Barack Obama

Monday, 21 July 2014, 3:12 pm | Embassy of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Friday evening (18 July) with US President Barack Obama. During their conversation a siren was heard as a result of missile fire from Gaza to Israel, and the Prime Minister explained that this was the reality ... More >>

PM Netanyahu and DM Yaalon Order IDF to Start Ground Action

Friday, 18 July 2014, 10:02 am | Embassy of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, this evening (Thursday, 17 July 2014), instructed the IDF to commence ground action to strike at the terrorist tunnels from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. More >>

IDF Thwarts Hamas Infiltration & Terror Attack Using Tunnel

Friday, 18 July 2014, 10:00 am | Embassy of Israel

1. IDF spokesperson reports that Early Thursday morning (July 17), IDF forces thwarted an attack by Hamas terrorists attempting to infiltrate Israel through a terror tunnel. More >>

Hamas official: we will continue hitting Israel

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 1:07 pm | Embassy of Israel

In another harsh statement, Hamas senior spokesman in Gaza, Munir al-Masri, said that "Hamas will continue hitting Israel until last Zionist leaves the whole of Palestine, from the sea to the river". Al-Masri responded to a report in ... More >>

Hamas must either flee, be arrested, or be eliminated

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 11:37 am | Embassy of Israel

As part of the Foreign Ministry’s diplomatic initiatives that are accompanying Operation Protective Edge, I visited Ashdod today, together with Italian FM Federica Mogherini. I also met with German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Jerusalem, and I ... More >>

Humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 11:25 am | Embassy of Israel

· There was a continuous flow of food, medicines and fuels from Israel into the Gaza Strip through the crossings on Wednesday (16 July), with a total number of 94 trucks crossing into Gaza. More >>

Israel Accepts Ceasefire

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 11:44 am | Embassy of Israel

1. Israel accepted the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire starting today 15 July, 09:00 Israel time. Israel accepted the ceasefire in order to allow for sustained quiet to be achieved diplomatically. 2. Israel reserves its right of self-defense. More >>

Hamas and Islamic Jihad Reject Egyptian Brokered Cease-Fire

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 10:52 am | Embassy of Israel

(From the press) Al-Aqsa (15 July) Hamas Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri on Tuesday morning said that "the retaliations of the resistance will continue until we achieve all the demands of our people, and any unilateral Israeli cease-fire would be worthless". ... More >>

Secretary of State Kerry condemns Hamas

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 10:50 am | Embassy of Israel

Press Conference in Vienna – 15 July 2014 [Transcription] "I cannot condemn strongly enough the actions of Hamas, in so brazenly firing rockets in multiple numbers, in the face of the good will effort to offer a cease fire in which Egypt and Israel ... More >>

High Voltage Line to Northern Gaza Hit by Hamas Rocket

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 11:16 am | Embassy of Israel

Israel supplies 127 megawatts of electricity to the Gaza Strip on a daily basis through 10 transmission lines. Sunday 13 July a rocket fired by Hamas hit a high voltage power line in Israel that carries electricity to Gaza. More >>

Israel’s response to OHCHR press briefing 11 July 2014

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 11:13 am | Embassy of Israel

I have read the OHCHR press briefing from Friday, 11 July 2014, and I reject it outright. I read it with a magnifying glass, looking for any combination of the words "Hamas" and "condemn". I have failed to find it. More >>

Humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip

Monday, 14 July 2014, 4:03 pm | Embassy of Israel

Headline: Despite the ongoing rocket fire from Gaza, Israel has not halted the entry of trucks into Gaza. All crossings with Israel remained open on Friday and today (Sunday). More than 100 trucks carrying food and fuel entered Gazaon Friday and today ... More >>

Hamas spokesman calls on Gazans to endanger their lives

Monday, 14 July 2014, 12:45 pm | Embassy of Israel

Israel is making every effort to prevent uninvolved civilians in the Gaza Strip from being harmed. Earlier today (13 July), the IDF warned the local population in the northern Gaza Strip to seek shelter elsewhere. More >>

Israel: Operation "Protective Edge" – Q&A

Monday, 14 July 2014, 11:37 am | Embassy of Israel

Between 12 June and 7 July, Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip fired 300 rockets at Israeli civilians. Although Israel showed great restraint and called for the cessation of the rocket attacks, Hamas kept firing them indiscriminately ... More >>

Hamas' War Crimes

Monday, 14 July 2014, 11:31 am | Embassy of Israel

Hamas' actions are in clear violation of the most fundamental principles of the laws of armed conflict, including the principle of distinction. This principle requires parties to an armed conflict to refrain from deliberately targeting civilian population ... More >>

Murder of a Palestinian Youth in the Jerusalem Forest

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:06 pm | Embassy of Israel

Early yesterday morning (Wednesday, 2 July), Muhammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian resident of Shuafat, Jerusalem was murdered. More >>