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IDF naval forces board Al-Karame vessel

Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 1:00 pm | Israel Defence Forces

Israeli naval forces on Tuesday afternoon (July 19) boarded the Al-Karame vessel. The boarding was conducted in accordance with the orders of the Israeli government after numerous appeals, delivered both directly to the ship and via diplomatic channels, ... More >>

End of the general closure implemented

Thursday, 26 April 2007, 3:49 pm | Israel Defence Forces

The general closure implemented in the Gaza Strip and the Judea and Samaria region during the Israeli Remembrance Day and Independence Day was lifted early this morning following a security assessment. More >>

Five Terrorists Killed in Two Seperate Incidents

Thursday, 26 April 2007, 3:49 pm | Israel Defence Forces

During an operation carried out by a special Border Police force Saturday (21/04/07), in the Jenin Refugee Camp, three Palestinian armed gunmen opened fire at the force. The force returned fire, hitting and killing the three gunmen. More >>

Rockets and mortar shells launched from Gaza

Thursday, 26 April 2007, 3:48 pm | Israel Defence Forces

A large number of Qassam rockets and mortar shells were launched from all along the Gaza Strip into Israel since dawn today More >>

IDF Response to Event in Qana Village

Monday, 31 July 2006, 7:50 pm | Israel Defence Forces

Following the incident that occurred this morning, Sunday 30/07/06, in Qana, the IDF reminds in response that the attack was conducted as a result of the continuation of rocket launchings against Israeli communities from the area attacked. All the ... More >>

Civilians Lightly Injured in Neve Dekalim Riots

Wednesday, 17 August 2005, 9:25 am | Israel Defence Forces

Trucks transporting large containers to Neve Dekalim residents in order to help remove their belongings were blocked at the entrance to the community. At the same time disorderly civilians who apparently are not local residents acted against the ... More >>

This Week: Suicide Bombing Attack Thwarted at Erez

Friday, 24 June 2005, 11:35 am | Israel Defence Forces

A Palestinian woman arrived at the "Erez" security crossing in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday (20/06/05), wearing knee-long explosive pants rigged with approximately 10 kilograms of explosives. The explosives were concealed underneath two additional ... More >>

Israel Says Restrictions On Palestine Easing

Monday, 14 March 2005, 9:21 pm | Israel Defence Forces

In light of the ongoing cooperation with the Palestinian Authority the IDF will continue to ease restrictions for the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. More >>

IDF Chief of General Staff wishes A Happy New Year

Thursday, 16 September 2004, 11:00 am | Israel Defence Forces

For the upcoming New Year, (5765), I bless all IDF soldiers and their commanders, in compulsory or reserve service, IDF personnel and security forces a good and blessed year. More >>

Smuggling tunnel shaft uncovered

Thursday, 16 September 2004, 10:58 am | Israel Defence Forces

Six meters deep shaft of a weapons smuggling tunnel was uncovered by IDF forces in a building under construction in a neighborhood in the outskirts of Rafah, near the Israeli- Egyptian border. Near the tunnel shaft the forces found evidence indicating ... More >>

IOF Statement: Abdel Aziz Rantisi Killed

Sunday, 18 April 2004, 8:05 pm | Israel Defence Forces

Leader of Hamas, Abdel Aziz Rantisi, killed during a security forces operation in the northern Gaza Strip More >>

Israel Says Yasin Directly Responsible for Attacks

Tuesday, 23 March 2004, 8:48 am | Israel Defence Forces

Ahmed Yassin, head of Hamas terrorist organization, was killed this morning (Monday) in IAF attack in the northern Gaza Strip, during security forces activity. Yassin was directly responsible for dozens of attacks that claimed the lives of Israeli ... More >>

Terrorists Murder 10 in Double Suicide Bombing

Tuesday, 16 March 2004, 12:30 am | Israel Defence Forces

Two Palestinian terrorists carried out a double suicide bombing on Sunday (March 14, 2004), at the Ashdod Port. 10 Israelis were murdered in the attack, and 11 were injured. More >>

IDF: Terrorist Organizations Exploit Zones

Monday, 8 March 2004, 11:35 am | Israel Defence Forces

The joint Palestinian and Israeli industrial zones are a preferred target for the terrorist organizations' attacks. The terrorist organizations take advantage of the convenience of terrorists reaching those areas, ignoring the huge damage they cause ... More >>

IDF Activity in the El-Buriej Refugee Camp

Monday, 8 March 2004, 11:33 am | Israel Defence Forces

IDF forces have operated since last night in the El Buriej refugee camp in central Gaza Strip in order to prevent terrorist attacks carried out against Israeli targets, including planting explosive devices and firing anti-tank missiles. During the operation, ... More >>

Jenin: Israel Arrests Al Aqsa Brigades Operative

Sunday, 11 January 2004, 10:04 pm | Israel Defence Forces

IDF forces arrested Muntasar Abu Alayun, a senior operative of the Al Aqsa Brigades in Jenin. Muntasar received orders from Zacharia Zabidi, commander of the Fatah Al Aqsa Brigades in the Jenin region. Muntasar was responsible for planning terrorist ... More >>

IDF Forces Uncover Two Tunnels in Rafah

Wednesday, 7 January 2004, 11:33 am | Israel Defence Forces

On (January 4, 2003), IDF forces uncovered two tunnels along the Israeli-Egyptian border, near the Kerem-Shalom Crossing. The first tunnel, 9 meters underground, was discovered in the center of a road used for the passage of IDF vehicles. It appears ... More >>

Refusniks Sentenced To 12 Months Imprisonment

Wednesday, 7 January 2004, 11:30 am | Israel Defence Forces

On (Jan 4th 2004), the district military court sentenced five IDF soldiers convicted on Dec. 16, 2003, of refusing to serve in the IDF to12 months imprisonment. The five were convicted on the charge of refusal to carry out an order. More >>

IDF Activity in Rafah

Wednesday, 24 December 2003, 11:43 am | Israel Defence Forces

Since last night (December 22, 2003), IDF forces are operating in the city of Rafah to uncover weapon smuggling tunnels. During the operation, terrorists detonated a number of explosives toward IDF forces and hurled dozens of grenades. In addition, ... More >>

5 Israeli Objectors to Military Service Convicted

Thursday, 18 December 2003, 10:24 pm | Israel Defence Forces

The IDF Military Court convicted today (Dec. 16, 2003) five people for refusing to serve in the IDF on charges of refusing to fulfill an order. The court determined that the main motivation behind the objectors' refusal was not conscientious objection, ... More >>