Operation Protective Edge

Lapid: Next time, we need to hit Hamas hard and fast

Slamming Israeli government, Lapid says, 'In between wars with Gaza, we need to create a different reality - and that's not happening.'Hezki Baruch, 6/12/2017, 3:11 PM

'You need no approval from any of us"

Former Education Minister Piron sends letter to Rivki Hayisraeli, wife of severely injured soldier who chose to start down a new road.Yoel Domb, 5/31/2017, 10:15 PM

Wife of severely-injured soldier is starting down a 'new road'

Wife of the worst-injured soldier from Operation Protective Edge announces her decision to 'start down a new road.'Chana Roberts, 5/29/2017, 1:19 PM

'Netanyahu broke my heart'

Leah Goldin, mother of Hadar Goldin, relates to heated Knesset discussion on Operation Protective Edge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2017, 4:16 AM

'I expect the Prime Minister to provide answers'

Father of soldier who was killed in Gaza disappointed by Prime Minister's behavior during Knesset committee discussion.Hezki Baruch, 4/20/2017, 1:07 AM

Obama to Netanyahu, 2014: Don't go into Gaza

Israeli PM reveals former President Obama told him explicitly not to send ground forces into Gaza during Operation Protective Edge.Hezki Baruch, 4/19/2017, 2:50 PM

Family of Oron Shaul sues IDF for proof of son's death

Family of soldier believed killed in 2014 Gaza conflict whose body has been held by Hamas demands release of evidence of his death.JTA, 3/27/2017, 9:42 PM

'The tunnel threat is serious - but not existential'

IDF Chief of Staff speaks about State Comptroller's report, says Israel has hit 'hundreds of targets' since 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/22/2017, 12:09 PM

'Cabinet members had plethora of information'

Mossad chief responds to Comptroller's report at hearing, decries 'obsession with discussing alternatives.'Mordechai Sones, 3/19/2017, 3:41 PM

Moshe Ya'alon forms new political party

At a Tel Aviv event, Ya'alon says he's forming his new party because 'there's no choice.'Hezki Baruch, 3/4/2017, 7:19 PM

Opinion: Trouble with tunnels

The real problem, unaddressed by this week's Comptroller’s report, is that Israel’s leaders have abandoned pursuit of military imperatives.Dr. Martin Sherman, 3/3/2017, 3:34 PM

'US supported Israel's opponent during Protective Edge'

Jerusalem Post managing editor says Protective Edge 'unparalleled' political success as Israel resisted hostile Obama Administration.Gary Willig, 2/28/2017, 10:27 PM

Ya'alon: The Cabinet was irresponsible, leaked information

Former Defense Minister defends conduct during Gaza conflict in light of Comptroller report. 'The discussions were a big farce.', 2/28/2017, 5:57 PM

Only Bennett demanded the destruction of terror tunnels

State Comptroller writes government failed to take tunnel threat seriously, withheld essential information from ministers.Gary Willig, 2/28/2017, 4:25 PM

IDF soldiers back former Chief of Staff

IDF soldiers sign petition supporting former Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, say IDF needs to stay out of all politics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2017, 8:20 AM

'There are 15 terror tunnels under Gaza border'

Officials say Hamas currently has 15 tunnels for use in attacks against Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2017, 10:41 PM

Construction Minister: Defense officials are covering up

Kulanu minister blames Operation Protective Edge failure on Defense Minister, Chief of Staff, says soldiers fought 'bravely.'Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 2/26/2017, 10:05 AM

'We could have reconquered Gaza'

Former Chief of Staff: 'No one has any interest in reconquering Gaza,' State Comptroller's report 'totally inaccurate.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2017, 7:45 AM

'Hamas has restored its operational capabilities to 2014 levels'

Senior security official warns Hamas as strong as before Operation Protective Edge. Hamas claims to have won last Gaza war.Gary Willig, 1/31/2017, 8:49 PM

Goldin Family: Publish the full Comptroller's report

Family of Hadar Goldin, whose body has been held by Hamas for over 2 years, demands PM allow publishing of full report on state's failures.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2017, 7:05 PM

'We are all a part of the IDF'

President Rivlin visits with family of Maj. Hagai Ben-Ari, who succumbed this week to injuries suffered in Gaza operation in 2014.Hezki Baruch, 1/6/2017, 2:08 PM

Soldier critically wounded in Gaza passes away

Maj. Hagai Ben-Ari, who was critically wounded during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, passes away two and a half years later.Ben Ariel, 1/4/2017, 12:33 AM

Memorial for Hadar Goldin dedicated

“Bringing back the body of an IDF soldier is not just a family concern. It’s a concern for the nation.”Yoni Kempinski, 12/25/2016, 5:59 PM

Hamas official: We'll give rockets to anyone who fights Israel

Al-Aqsa TV shows Hamas official saying terror group will supply weapons to anyone willing to fight Israel.Chana Roberts, 12/12/2016, 3:03 PM

'Government was not negligent on tunnel threat'

Prime Minister met with State Comptroller to present proof that government was taking terror tunnel threat seriously before 2014 Gaza war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2016, 10:09 PM

Gaza mobile game incites against IDF

Minister of Public Security calls on Apple and Google to remove mobile game which demonizes IDF.Gary Willig, 10/31/2016, 4:18 PM

PA disappointed by ICC visit

PA official blasts ICC for procrastinating in probing alleged Israeli "war crimes" in Gaza.Dalit Halevi, 10/10/2016, 6:44 AM

Report: Israel to allow ICC visit on Gaza war mission

Israeli official tells AFP the Jewish state will host a working group of the ICC as it probes alleged war crimes in the 2014 Gaza war.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/2/2016, 11:46 PM

Defense Minister: 'Those comments? Never happened.'

Liberman calls out a Channel 10 journalist over their claims that he point-blank refused to deal with Hamas for fallen soldier bodies.Rachel Kaplan, 8/31/2016, 1:49 PM

Defense Minister: I will not deal with Hamas for dead bodies

In private conversations leaked by Channel 10, the Defense Minister purportedly said he would not bring back Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.Rachel Kaplan, 8/29/2016, 9:39 PM

PA asks ICC to speed up inquiry of Israeli 'war crimes'

After IDF closes cases of killings of Gazans during 2014 war, PA asks ICC to speed up its inquiry of alleged Israeli war crimes.Elad Benari, 8/26/2016, 4:14 AM

President Reuven Rivlin visits Gaza border

President Rivlin reviewed military operations in the Southern Command, and thanked the soldiers for their 'sophistication and power.'Hezki Baruch, 8/23/2016, 8:07 PM

Government ministers MIA at memorial for murdered soldier

The fallen soldier's family will mark two years since Hadar Goldin's death, in Kfar Saba on Tuesday.Rachel Kaplan, 8/8/2016, 10:24 AM

Will Netanyahu remove Hazan from Knesset 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: Netanyahu will throw Bennett out of government

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

Netanyahu: Terror tunnels were discussed in 9 Cabinet 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 the Cabinet

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 replaced'

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

Goldin family responds to Hamas: Israel should make them 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 missing soldiers blast PM over Turkey agreement

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, not war

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

Israeli officer will not face trial over Gaza '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 held by Hamas recognized as captives MIA

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 donate NIS 1.4 million 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

Committee wrote fake report to help PM, says opposition MK

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 say they knew Protective Edge 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 Protective Edge's last injured soldier cannot 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 refuses to 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 honored for single-handedly killing four 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

'Netanyahu 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