IDF Jets Strike Gaza Targets In Response To Launch Of Incendiary Devices

Israeli jets struck a number of targets in the southern Gaza Strip late Saturday night in response to incendiary devices being launched over the border, the Israel Defense Forces said Saturday.

Recent days have seen several instances of balloon bunches carrying incendiary devices and explosive packages which made their way into Israel, the IDF spokesperson’s office said in a statement.

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IDF Helps Evacuate Children From Record-Breaking Flooding

Normally in Israel rain is a sign of blessing and abundance – a greatly desired thing. But starting last week, stormy weather came to paradoxically plague the Middle Eastern paradise. And it only got worse this week.

Many people were trapped at work and at school. Army personnel and volunteers in rescue vehicles worked throughout the day and well into the evening. Residents stranded all over the city had to be rescued and returned to their homes or other safe places.

 

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IDF’s International Cooperation Unit Works To Ensure Room For Operation In An Increasingly Crowded Middle East

The Middle East has become crowded with an array of armed forces—ranging from coalitions of militaries to non-state actors—with many of them operating right on Israel’s doorstep.

The Israel Defense Force’s International Cooperation Unit (ICU), which handles the Israeli military’s external relations with other militaries, has been hard at work ensuring freedom of maneuver for Israel in the increasingly packed maze of Middle Eastern military operations.

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A Look Back At The IDF’s 2019

As 2020 begins, we look back at another eventful year in the IDF. 2019 saw new threats posed by Iran, through its proxies Hezbollah and Hamas, its support of Islamic Jihad in Gaza as well as its entrenchment in Syria. So how did the IDF face the attempted killer drone attacks and the rocket fire? The underground attack tunnels dug toward Israeli communities? This is how:

January:

Operation Northern Shield – Neutralizing Hezbollah Attack Tunnels

January 13, 2019

In December 2018, the IDF launched Operation Northern Shield to expose and neutralize the underground attack tunnels dug by the terror organization Hezbollah from Lebanon into Israel. For years, Hezbollah dug cross-border attack tunnels as part of a “top secret” offensive plan to launch a wide-scale attack on Israel. These attack tunnels, some dug from under civilian areas inside Lebanon, were dug toward civilian communities in northern Israel severely violating UNSCR 1701. On January 13, the IDF exposed the final attack tunnel of Operation Northern Shield.

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