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Operation Protective Edge

Will Netanyahu remove Hazan from committee?

Reports say PM is planning to remove MK Hazan from Knesset's State Control Committee due to his support of an inquiry into 2014 Gaza war.Elad Benari, 8/3/2016, 3:14 AM

Minister warns Netanyahu will throw Bennett out

In an off-the-record interview with Arutz Sheva, a Cabinet minister warned that Education Minister Bennett's jibes come with a high price.Uzi Baruch, 7/31/2016, 2:08 PM

Netanyahu and Lapid spar over Gaza tunnels

Yesh Atid chairman claims the Cabinet didn't discuss Hamas tunnels before Protective Edge. Netanyahu: Lapid should've done his homework.Hezki Baruch, 7/28/2016, 6:16 AM

'Terror tunnels were discussed in 9 meetings'

Prime Minister's Office rejects allegations that the terror tunnels were not discussed with the Cabinet before Operation Protective Edge.Nitsan Keidar, 7/26/2016, 11:36 PM

Bennett: Netanyahu hid terror tunnels from us

Education Minister Naftali Bennett harshly accuses PM Netanyahu, in the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge and the recent terror wave.Rachel Kaplan and Uzi Baruch, 7/26/2016, 10:42 AM

'No one in the country would want Netanyahu out'

Father of Oz Mendelovitch, who was killed in operation Protective Edge, opposes calls from bereaved parents for renewed investigation.Shai Landesman, 7/25/2016, 7:55 PM

Saving our soldiers - psychologically

Researchers from Tel Aviv University team up with the IDF and US Army to develop a computer game to prevent PTSD.Rachel Kaplan, 7/6/2016, 3:41 PM

'Make our enemies pay'

Family of fallen soldier held in Gaza furious over Hamas' preconditions to negotiations.Uzi Baruch, 7/4/2016, 2:50 PM

Fallen soldier's comrade: 'Don't abandon him'

Soldier who fought alongside Hadar Goldin in fateful battle calls for 'golden opportunity' not to be wasted.Benny Toker, 6/28/2016, 1:06 PM

Families of MIA soldiers blast PM for Turkey deal

Relatives of Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin excoriate Netanyahu over 'empty promises' as Israel and Turkey reconcile.David Rosenberg, 6/27/2016, 4:15 PM

'Dig' producer: 2014 Hamas rockets were terrorism

USA Network's owner suing company's insurer for refusing to cover expenses for filming in Israel was interrupted by Hamas rocket attacks.JTA, 6/22/2016, 5:21 AM

IDF officer reprimanded for 'tribute' shelling

Lt. Col. Neriya Yashuron to be reprimanded, but won't face trial, for ordering troops to fire at empty building in tribute to slain comrade.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2016, 2:02 PM

Netanyahu: We look after our soldiers

Netanyahu awards commendation for bravery to Dr. Regina Fikman, who served as a medical officer during Operation Protective Edge.Hezki Baruch, 6/15/2016, 6:43 AM

Fallen soldiers recognized as captives

Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul killed by Hamas in 2014, whose bodies have yet to be returned, recognized as captives missing in action.David Rosenberg, 6/10/2016, 12:54 PM

Israelis give NIS 1.4 mil to disabled IDF veteran

Yehuda HaYisraeli was critically injured in Gaza, but denied govt aid because he lives in Samaria - so Israelis opened their pockets.Ari Soffer, 6/5/2016, 10:25 AM

Hanegbi covered up PM's failures, says Shelah

Hanegbi passed off document whitewashing PM's handling of Gaza war as official committee report in effort to protect Netanyahu, says MK.David Rosenberg, 6/2/2016, 1:31 PM

IDF officers 'knew' Gaza war mission incomplete

'Top officers' stated to Army radio Sunday that they were not convinced terror tunnel operation was complete when Protective Edge ended.Tova Dvorin, 5/29/2016, 9:28 AM

Why Gaza war's last injured soldier can't go home

Defense Ministry refuses to make IDF soldier's home wheelchair-accessible due to technical issues with living beyond Green Line.Tova Dvorin, 5/25/2016, 9:36 PM

Bennett won't back down on Security Cabinet demand

Jewish Home chairman determined to ensure Cabinet members updated on IDF affairs after experiences during Protective Edge.Uzi Baruch, 5/24/2016, 9:46 PM

Lone soldier single-handedly killed 4 terrorists

Staff Sgt. Sahar Elbaz made Aliyah in 2012. Two years later, he found himself surrounded by terrorists in Gaza.Tova Dvorin, 5/24/2016, 8:42 PM

Ex-IDF Southern Commander: Israel has no strategy

Former commander on Protective Edge report: 'spineless leadership' only plans 'according to length of its term in office.'Ari Yashar, 5/8/2016, 4:39 PM

'Irresponsible politicians leaked Gaza report'

Sources close to Netanyahu blast the leaking of information the State Comptroller's draft report on Operation Protective Edge.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/6/2016, 10:31 PM

'There's no need to be dragged into the headlines'

Former IDF Chef of Staff calls for calm over damning report blasting handling of 2014 Gaza war.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/6/2016, 1:41 PM

'PM is expert at pinning responsibility on others'

Former ministers lash out at Prime Minister, Defense Minister for failure to lead during Protective Edge.Tova Dvorin, 5/6/2016, 12:55 PM

Comptroller to publish damning report on Gaza op

State Comptroller report on Operation Protective Edge will include sharp criticism of the government and former Chief of Staff.Orly Harari and Nitsan Keidar, 5/6/2016, 3:13 AM

20,000 Hamas terrorists in Gaza

Senior officer reveals IDF has learned lessons of last war, while Hamas is 'deterred' and dealing with serious internal disputes.Kobi Finkler, 4/14/2016, 5:37 PM

Clinton responds to Sanders: Hamas provokes Israel

Democratic presidential frontrunner replies to opponent who called Israel’s response against Hamas “disproportionate.”Ben Ariel, 4/11/2016, 3:13 AM

Sanders: Comments on Gaza deaths were 'distorted'

Democratic presidential candidate's campaign denies he claimed Israel killed 10,000 Gazans during the 2014 war.Ben Ariel, 4/8/2016, 6:16 AM

Ben-Dahan: Sanders should get his facts straight

Dept. Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan blasts US presidential candidate for false claims Israel killed '10,000 innocents' in Gaza.Ari Soffer, 4/7/2016, 3:30 PM

ADL calls out Sanders over Palestinian death toll

Anti-Defamation League calls on Bernie Sanders to correct statement that Israel killed over 10,000 innocent people in Gaza.JTA, 4/7/2016, 2:57 AM

Sanders: Israel killed '10,000 innocents' in Gaza

Grossly inflating casualty figures, Jewish Democratic presidential candidate condemns Israel's defensive actions in Gaza.Ari Soffer, 4/5/2016, 10:35 PM

Parents of soldiers missing in Gaza wait in agony

Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin were declared dead by the IDF, but with Hamas still holding their bodies their families live with daily agony.Ben Sales, 4/5/2016, 10:12 PM

Critically wounded soldier able to speak again

Yehuda Yitzhak, who was critically wounded in Gaza in 2014, shows miraculous signs of recovery during family celebration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2016, 8:53 AM

State Comptroller: Government failed tunnel threat

Draft of report sent to Netanyahu leveling severe criticism on Security Cabinet for not properly dealing with terror tunnels.Ari Yashar, 2/4/2016, 5:26 PM

War of words: Defeating the distortion of the IDF

My Truth, an educational organization working to combat anti-IDF groups, needs your help to set the record straight - learn how.Ari Yashar, 1/27/2016, 2:55 PM

Brazil: Israel made 'mistake' appointing Dayan

Same Brazilian official who accused Israel of 'genocide' in 2014 says appointing a 'settlement' leader was a 'misstep' on Jerusalem's part.Cynthia Blank, 1/20/2016, 3:50 PM

Homecoming of an Operation Protective Edge hero

Against all odds, Ohad Ben Shai, critically injured in the 2014 Gaza war, walked out of the hospital on Tuesday.Orli Harari, 1/12/2016, 10:40 AM

Tel Aviv dedicates a Torah to the fallen soldiers

Streets of coastal metropolis, known as a secular bastion, are filled with dancing for a new Torah scroll for heroes of last Gaza war.Shira Nussdorf, 12/29/2015, 10:50 PM

Officer injured in Gaza to command elite Egoz Unit

Two years after suffering serious injures in Gaza war, Lt. Col. Roy Levy will take command of the elite Egoz Reconnaissance Unit.Shlomo Pyotrokovski, 12/27/2015, 9:57 AM

Ya'alon visits recovering terror victims

Defense Minister meets wounded soldiers Yarin Ashkenazi and Orel Ozeri two months after visiting them while they were unconscious.Uzi Baruch, 12/21/2015, 9:45 PM

Shaul family demands Oron be declared 'missing'

Oron Shaul's fate remains unclear, his parents insisted Thursday, and the State of Israel must change its policies to match.Uzi Baruch, 12/18/2015, 9:06 AM

Defense experts: Israel blameless in Gaza War

High Level Military Group says IDF 'exceeded the highest standards we set for our own nations’ armies.'Gil Ronen, 12/17/2015, 6:17 PM

Report: State offered terrorist release for bodies

Israel offered to release Hamas terrorists for bodies of Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin last year, senior source says - but Hamas rejected it.Tova Dvorin, 12/15/2015, 8:15 AM

Did IDF pay with lives for feminist dogma?

Following Pentagon decision on women in combat, soldier says his unit paid a heavy price for insistence on female medics during Gaza war.Gil Ronen, 12/14/2015, 7:10 PM

'Hamas playing a nasty game' with bereaved mother

MK Eliezer Stern, who is close to the family of Oron Shaul, notes that Hamas has been using the family's pain to their advantage.Tova Dvorin, 12/14/2015, 1:40 PM

Goldin family: State must stop pandering to Hamas

Family of slain IDF soldier Hadar Goldin joins Shauls' plea to return the two soldiers' bodies, says State should toughen up.Uzi Baruch, 12/13/2015, 7:48 PM

UK detains reservist for Gaza 'war crimes'

London released reservist after several hours due to fast gov't, IDF involvement; defense official warns other soldiers at risk.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/13/2015, 7:22 PM

Hamas rejects Shaul family's calls for a deal

Hamas rejects family's plea for Gaza-Jerusalem deal in exchange for information on missing soldiers, holds out for terrorist releases.Tova Dvorin, 12/13/2015, 6:45 PM

Family urges Israel, Hamas to strike deal

Oron Shaul's family says they would 'turn over everything in this country and the world' to strike deal, find out son's fate.Ido Ben-Porat, 12/13/2015, 5:01 PM

Huckabee 'ashamed' of US response to Gaza war

Republican candidate meets supporters at home of Rubin Margules, attacks Obama gov't for implying Israel 'invites' attacks.Uzi Baruch, 12/10/2015, 12:49 PM

'Training medics in combat will save lives'

IDF reveals plans to train medics in basic combat procedures and deploy them to the front lines in future wars.Tova Dvorin, 12/7/2015, 6:44 PM

IDF to phase out APCs after deadly war incident

Deaths of 7 IDF soldiers during Protective Edge have spurred movement to replace APCs with wheel-based vehicles - possibly with US aid.Tova Dvorin, 12/7/2015, 4:10 PM

'Why isn't Hamas paying for holding my son?'

Bereaved mother admits release of bodies of her son and Oron Shaul 'will cost' - but says 'we should define the cost, not Hamas.'Yoni Kempinski, 11/2/2015, 2:15 PM

Goldin's Family Supports Not Returning Terrorists

Family of IDF soldier whose body remain captive in Gaza welcome Cabinet's decision not to return bodies of terrorists to their families.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 10/15/2015, 12:22 PM

Smart Fences Finished Around Gaza Area Communities

Defense Ministry equips 12 communities with advanced security fences to the tune of 30 million shekel.Kobi Finkler, 10/6/2015, 12:16 PM

State Dept. Can't Explain Israel Double-Standards

State Dept. official left speechless when questioned why US army doesn't live up to the high standards it sets for Israeli forces.Ari Soffer, 10/6/2015, 9:53 AM

Jordan Jails Surgeon for Israeli Embassy Bomb Plot

Terrorist's car bomb exploded prematurely in his garage, exposing his deadly plot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2015, 7:33 PM