Smart Fences Completed Around Gaza Belt 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

Will 1,300 Children Have Nowhere to Run?

Parents in a kibbutz near Gaza to protest after bomb shelter bus stops revealed to hold a fraction of the town's students.Tova Dvorin, 8/31/2015, 4:19 PM

Rocket from Gaza Strikes Eshkol Region

Strike reported just inside Israel's borders in second incident in one day; sirens apparently did not sound.Tova Dvorin, 8/7/2015, 3:18 PM

Sirens in Southern Israel; Rocket Falls Inside Gaza

Code red alarm sounds in Yad Mordechai and Netiv Ha'asarah; IDF clarifies it was a false alarm.Tova Dvorin, 6/28/2015, 12:04 PM

IDF Thwarts Infiltration Attempt in Gaza Belt

Arab terrorist attempted to climb border fence near Kibbutz Zikim; he was apprehended by IDF forces.Tova Dvorin, 6/16/2015, 1:07 PM

MK Haim Yellin Urges IDF, HFC: Cancel Drill in Gaza Belt

Former Eshkol Regional Council chief notes planned emergency preparedness drill with sirens could cause post-traumatic stress.Hezki Baruch, 5/25/2015, 5:30 PM

Gaza Evacuation Program Launched Ahead of Future Wars

Gaza Belt residents to be evacuated systematically and under IDF supervision, according to new program.Tova Dvorin, 5/22/2015, 11:37 AM

IDF Commander: Multiple Wars with Hamas Inevitable

Southern Command Gen. says there is 'no alternative' to Hamas rule in Gaza, says there are 'mutual interests' at stake.Uzi Baruch, 5/12/2015, 10:38 AM

Gaza Belt Residents Hear Digging, Say They Don't Trust IDF

Multiple residents say they are living on adrenaline after IDF repeatedly denies finding evidence of tunnels despite digging sounds.Tova Dvorin, 3/23/2015, 8:09 PM

IDF Conducts Emergency Exercises Near Gaza

Exercise involves IAF strafing, practice with controlled explosions, Southern Command Chief warns residents.Koby Finkler, 3/22/2015, 8:09 AM

IDF to Shorten Warning Times for Incoming Rockets

15 seconds is not enough: Gaza Belt residents will now be instructed to live in - or next to - shelters during future wars.Tova Dvorin, 3/11/2015, 11:42 AM

134.5 Million Shekel Program Launched to Expand Gaza Belt

Large-scale program to appeal to young families to move to the region with heavily subsidized housing.Yishai Karov, 1/21/2015, 7:31 PM

State Allocates $500K to Fortify Synagogues Against Rocket Fire

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister blames Shas for lagging behind in fortifying religious buildings.Tova Dvorin, 1/5/2015, 1:55 PM

IDF to Continue Guarding Gaza Belt - For Now

Decision to pull Gaza Belt patrols postponed until Sunday, while the security establishment re-evaluates the risks.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 4:04 PM

IDF Forces Shoot Dead Suspected Infiltrator at Gaza Border

One Palestinian dead, another wounded from misfired IDF warning shots; twelve infiltration attempts from Gaza thus far this month.Koby Finkler and Tova Dvorin, 11/23/2014, 1:27 PM

Jenin, Shechem Palestinians to Visit Southern Israel Towns

Roughly 200 people from Jenin and Shechem due to visit Israeli communities 'to see what happened here', understand other side.Shimon Cohen, 10/20/2014, 5:08 PM

Israel Ships Over 600 Tons of Construction Materials to Gaza

Israel provides Hamas with steel and cement - despite ample evidence that it is already being slated for more terror tunnels.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 10/14/2014, 2:40 PM

Ban Says Gaza Ruin 'Beyond Description'

UN Secretary General expresses shock at destruction in Gaza, in yet another PR move supporting Hamas.Tova Dvorin, 10/14/2014, 1:40 PM

Gaza Belt Residents Say 'Bad Feeling' Hovers Over Security

Following mortar shell fire, one Gaza area resident says panic is rising over the possibility of another war.Benny Toker, 9/17/2014, 10:59 PM

Parents of Four Year-Old Killed by Rocket Fire Speak Out

Gila and Doron Tragerman, parents of four year-old Daniel hy"d, say they will not return to Nahal Oz after shiva mourning period.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 8/25/2014, 5:26 PM

Frustrated Gaza Belt Residents Protest Outside Netanyahu's House

Murder of 4 year-old from mortar shell drives Gaza Belt residents to action, as protestors say 'enough is enough' to 14 years of rockets.Tova Dvorin, 8/24/2014, 8:47 AM

IDF Discharges 30,000 Reserve Soldiers

55,000 soldiers still in the field as 72-hour ceasefire keeps a tenuous hold; meanwhile, Gaza belt residents hesitate to return home.Tova Dvorin, 8/6/2014, 4:36 PM

My Outline for a Solution in Gaza

Clear and concise, the steps towards achieving quiet in Gaza.MK Moshe Feiglin, 7/15/2014, 11:01 PM

Rockets Strike as Far North as Haifa

Hamas's rockets reach furthest point yet, landing in the sea near Haifa 165 kilometers (102 miles) from Gaza; one hurt in Zikhron Ya'akov.Tova Dvorin, 7/9/2014, 2:51 PM

US Embassy Cuts Hours, Raises Alert Due to Rocket Fire

Rocket attacks on Tel Aviv prompt warnings to US citizens; embassy staff advised to stay at home.Tova Dvorin and Elad Benari, 7/9/2014, 9:18 AM

Operation Protective Edge the 'Zionist Answer'

Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan speaks about IAF assault on Gaza - and why now, more than ever, is the time to build Jewish communities.Yishai Karov and Tova Dvorin, 7/9/2014, 8:27 AM

PM Tells IDF to 'Take the Gloves Off' in Gaza Operation

Netanyahu orders IDF to increase operation against Hamas; threatens that Gaza will 'pay heavy price' for escalation.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 7/8/2014, 11:44 AM

Gaza Rocket Ignites Fire in Ashkelon

Terrorist rocket count reaches 170 on Tuesday as IDF deploys to defend Israel's coast.Tova Dvorin, 7/8/2014, 11:02 AM

IDF Officials Favor Ceasefire with Hamas to Gaza Offensive

Despite rising calls to launch a full-scale operation in Gaza, the IDF is proud of its 'restraint,' an official states.Kobi Finkler, 7/6/2014, 11:56 AM

Abbas Pleads with Hamas to Stop Rocket Fire

Mahmoud Abbas asks Khaled Meshaal 'not to give Israel an excuse' to launch a Gaza op.; Meshaal holds out for PA to end wage disputes.Yedidia Ben-Or, 7/6/2014, 10:40 AM

Former Intelligence Chief Predicts Gaza Operation

Amos Yadlin insists a small-scale assault on Hamas in Israel's future, rejects claims that Israel lacks deterrence.Orly Harari and Tova Dvorin, 7/5/2014, 9:56 PM

Fifteen Rockets Fired at South; IAF Retaliates

Hamas fires rockets as far as Be'ersheva Saturday, prompting an emergency meeting on the situation. Is an operation on the horizon?Tova Dvorin, 7/5/2014, 9:01 PM

Liberman Calls to Retake Gaza Following Renewed Rocket Fire

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman reiterates call to crack down on Hamas in Gaza, says 'limited' operation could prove ineffective.Tova Dvorin, 6/29/2014, 8:33 AM

Hamas Threatens to Make Israel 'Suffer'

Senior Hamas official threatens retaliation in 'self-defense' against crackdown, indicates transfer of power over Gaza to Fatah.Tova Dvorin, 6/22/2014, 2:57 PM

Gaza Border Towns Get New Tax Breaks, Benefits

The government on Sunday approved a new package to provide benefits for Israeli towns and villages in the Gaza border area.David Lev, 12/29/2013, 6:36 PM

Tunnel ‘A Reminder that Terror Can Strike Anytime’

Calls to keep IDF soldiers in ‘Gaza belt’ as army reveals advanced terror tunnel aimed at major attack.Maayana Miskin, 10/13/2013, 11:34 AM

'Collaborating' With Israel is Punishable by Death In Gaza

A Gazan court found a man guilty of "collaborating with the Zionist occupation against the Palestinian people."Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/28/2013, 12:46 AM

Hamas Facing Trouble from Without and Within

Hamas faces new Egyptian campaign on border as young group ‘Tamarod’ continues call for rebellion.Maayana Miskin, 8/20/2013, 4:26 PM

'Tamarod' Youth Renew Call for Uprising against Hamas

Gazan "Tamarod" group shared a video calling on supporters to oust Hamas, which it calls "tyrannical" and "corrupt" in the name of religion.Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/19/2013, 3:41 PM

Hamas Officials Crack Down on Fatah Leaders in Gaza

Throughout the Gaza Strip, Hamas security forces have been detaining several of Fatah's leaders and affiliates.Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/12/2013, 8:46 PM

Lieberman: I'd Order Conquest of Gaza

The "dubious quiet" in Gaza is being used by Hamas for building its power, says MK.Gil Ronen, 7/6/2013, 10:18 PM

Does ‘Arab Idol’ Hate Israel?

‘Arab Idol’ and UNRWA special ambassador praised ‘martyrs’ and called Israel ‘Palestine' - but may not have had a choice.Maayana Miskin, 6/26/2013, 10:57 AM

Israel Accused of Kidnapping Gaza Man

Family of missing Gaza man claims he was taken by the Mossad.Maayana Miskin, 6/26/2013, 9:55 AM

IDF Collects Warning Beepers from Gaza Belt Security Teams

The IDF has raised the ire -- and concerns -- of security teams around the Gaza periphery by deciding to revoke military warning beepers.Chana Ya'ar, 6/13/2013, 2:42 PM

IDF Security Failure as Gaza Man Reaches Netivot

A man from Gaza managed to penetrate all IDF defenses and reach Netivot. Defense experts concerned. Maayana Miskin, 4/7/2013, 8:40 AM

PA Arabs Say Yes to Hamas, No to Abbas

A new poll in the PA points to a calm before a storm of terror: Gaza’s Hamas leader Haniyeh would defeat Abbas in new elections. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/18/2012, 12:12 PM

Don’t Pass On Hamas to the Next Generation

It is impossible to understand how any Israeli with a child could accept the ceasefire Israel has entered into - and most of them don't. Daniel Tauber, Likud Anglos, 11/23/2012, 3:21 PM

Barrage of Missile Fire Slaughters Chickens

Chickens in Israel are usually slaughtered by a kosher butcher -- but Monday evening Hamas terrorists did the job with a Qassam rocket.Chana Ya'ar, 11/20/2012, 12:45 AM

Cabinet Extends Benefits for Sderot, Gaza Belt to 2013

The aid package includes economic benefits for area residents, health and employment services.Gil Ronen, 11/4/2012, 10:23 PM

State Dept. in the Dark on Qatar Visit to Gaza

Qatar’s emir is first foreign leader to visit Hamas, but the State Dept. does not seem to be clued in. “Let me check,” says spokesman. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/23/2012, 4:43 PM

Hamas Destroys Arab Homes on ‘Gov’t Land;’ UN Silent

The headline “Government destroys Arab homes” normally would draw fire from media and the UN, but not if it the government is Hamas.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/9/2012, 2:26 PM

Arab Spring Anarchy in the Sinai: 50 Terrorist Attacks

The blossoms of the “Arab Spring” uprising in Egypt last year have wilted under a reign of terror in the Sinai, where Al Qaeda is active.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/2/2012, 2:07 PM

Israel Takes On J Street

A senior Israeli diplomat told a silent J Street audience Monday that unlike Americans, Israelis face life and death decisions every day.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/27/2012, 8:40 AM

Tax Breaks for Israel's 'Deep South'

People living in Israel's "deep south" will be the beneficiaries of new tax breaks beginning immediately, the government has announced.Chana Ya'ar, 1/1/2012, 2:43 PM

Gaza - Israel Takes off the Gloves

Will there be a reversal of the "disengagement" disaster? David Singer, 7/20/2014, 12:40 AM